Author Archives: Susan Fogel

Lekala Tank Top and Platinum Shorts, Red and White and Ready for Summer

Well it’s that time of year. That time when the sun shines every day, and the temperature rises every day, and the pool water warms up. It is a time to wear as little as possible. And it is time to replace last year’s summer wardrobe.  The reason for replacing the whole thing is that…

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Lutterloh, Linen, Beads and Bling, A Birthday Jacket

Isn’t this the cutest jacket? I love the soft waterfall front, and the self -fringe. I had my eye on this the minute this Lutterloh supplement arrived at my door. When the Pattern Review wardrobe contest was announced, I decided this would be one of the two toppers required. The fringed edges appealed to me.…

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Susan Sews a Sexy Striped Shirt

Black and White and Striped All Over Do you have a period in your life when sewing was an adventure?  Or when you had more time? Or were able to sew quickly and all night long  if need be? My friend, Barbara in Nice ( that France bunky) were talking about how fabric stores actually …

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Tropical Print Blouse, Loving Lutterloh

I Love tropical fish, shells and palm trees. Nothing speaks resort, summer, and casual sophistication to me than white linen pants topped with a colorful tropical print  or crisp striped shirt. There are no palm trees on this fabric, but brightly colored fish, and gorgeous shells abound. Living at the beach in a resort like…

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Third Robe in Twenty-Five Years…Nothing Lasts Anymore!

Back in the mid 80s I made a kimono style robe out of a luscious polished cotton in an exuberant, wild, and gorgeous floral of fuchsias, purples and black. The fabric cost the earth, well in 1980, $15.00 (US) per yard  for cotton was the earth! I loved the fabric so much, that I used…

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Susan’s Sensational Street Style Scarf; A Free PDF Pattern!

Scarves… I love them! They are soft and silky even when they are not made of silk. My childhood heroes, Princess Grace, Audrey Hepburn, my Mother Esther Natale Klindienst and my namesake “Auntie Annette” all wore scarves. My mother had style, and she imparted that style to me. She always taught me to accessorize. “…

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Susan Sews Daily; New Look, New Mood, Free PDF Pattern

Susan Sews Daily, New Look, New Mood, FREE PDF Pattern! It has been a long while since I have written anything here at Susan Sews Daily. And it has been almost as long since I have sewn anything. But I have not been just laying around beside the pool, or wandering on the beach collecting…

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A Purple Batik Blouse

Sew,  I had decided to enter the Pattern Review Sewing Bee challenge. The challenge was to  make a fitted blouse, and to also use creative touches to make it our own. This contest looked like great fun,  and I was ready. This challenge was intense and was to be completed by Monday September 7th, it…

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Eureka! Pants That Fit…I Made them!

“Sewing pants is easy…”   “…However, developing pants with a flattering and comfortable fit has challenged women for as long as women have been wearing pants…”    SarahVeblen, fit expert and designer. This is  the re-cap of my year-long quest for perfectly fitting pants.  It all depends on getting a properly fitted crotch curve that allows your…

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A Beach Cover Up, A Polka Dot Vespa, and My First Friend

 Back in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, where I grew up lived my first friend ever, her name Theresa Pennetti Klco. We were blood sisters, and so were our daughters. So were our mothers.We never went to the same school. But we lived across the street from each other through fourth grade.Our family moved away to…

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