Author Archives: Susan Fogel

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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Where Has Susan Been in the Past Year?

Since just around this time in 2014, the planets aligned and my life changed, Drastically. Wonderfully. And Completely. Here is how it started. In the Spring I decided that enough was enough, I was bone-tired of selling houses. I decided to apply for Social Security and turn my company over to my one and only…

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Susan Sets Sail in a Nautical Border Print

the buttons are not tight, they are gaping because of my arm position To me, sailboats are East Coast, and surfboards are West Coast.so when I was up in Vancouver, B.C. last summer and I saw this fabric, I saw surfboards.  Well look at the bottom border, on a quick glance they look like surfboards,…

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Wow! I was Nominated for a Liebster Award!

  I am honored, and a bit embarrassed, because lovely Anne, Lovely Anne’s Blog nominated me back in April for this award. I was thrilled. And then I could not  find her message, I thought the blog boogyman had erased it. I had to go through a couol of posts to find it. then things…

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Grrrr, Wild Animal in a Blouse in La Paz

Its mid May 2014. I am on a mission:  To create a comfortable, stylish and functional summer wardrobe that will serve for business and casual wear. Yesterday I competed blouse number five in my bevy of blouses. This is  another version of the Lekala princess seamed button up blouse pattern number 5114. This is a…

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A Little Linen Lekala Blouse for Summer

Summer dressing; it is not easy to look stylish,and  crisp and remain cool in summer. And here in Southern Baja, where the searing summer sun cooks you as you walk, and you can see the heat waves shimmering above the sidewalk in front of you, the thought of clothing, sounds like torture.I have a standard…

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A Vogue Blouse That I Love So Much, I Made TWO!

In my last post, I talked about being out of summer clothes, and feeling desperate for some new togs!Well I made three new blouses, a small start to a summer wardrobe. I saw this Vogue pattern reviewed three times on Pattern Review. One reviewer had made it out of home dec fabric lenghtened it and left…

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Summertime and I Have No Clothes to Wear!

It’s that time of year when the temperatures start to rise, and our clothing get’s more minimal, lighter, and brighter.And I go crazy if I don’t jump in the pool several times a day. I have been on a quest for a good basic blouse to make in several colors to wear with shorts and capris. I…

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The Black Dress that Became a Red Top

 In honor of recenlty past Valentines Day, I am finally reviewing my Lutterloh, red faux wrap top. I will write a review on Pattern Review as well. Yesterday, my Beloved came back from walking the dogs and found a lovley box wrapped in hearts and ribbons inside our gate. He brought it in and told me…

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The Little White Dress Goes to the Beach!

Notice how beautifully the bodice fits, and how trim I look, this is the real me! I have worked hard to get to this point. White is the presence of  all color. I love white, and I love color.When I wear white I feel peacefully alert. White clothing  is luxurious because it needs more care. White…

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