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Susan Sews a Lutterloh Kimono Beach Cover Up

Well… I have been wanting a little kimono type jacket to keep in my bag   for what I call AC Protection. It is hot here. And it will get hotter as the summer progresses. And we also have the fifth season of Summer Hell coming in September Walking from the house to the car you…

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Susan Sews Another Lutterloh Blouse in Chambray with a BIG Surprise!

Once last century when we were still in the Old Country, My Beloved was hanging some of my blouses. He said, “You are certainly the Denim Queen.” I was puzzled by these words. So I took a look in my closet. I had a chambray colored Nautica shirt, a denim Faconable shirt and an unknown…

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Susan is Dreaming of a White Wardrobe

  Every year for the past seven years there has been an elegant on the beach charity event called The Taste of La Paz. I have always wanted to attend. And one of the charities is a hot breakfast and scholarship program for poor children. This program is dear to our hearts. It has been…

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Baja Susana! Handmade in Mexico…And Notes from Christmas Past!

Okay, I know, I have not been posting here. BUT! I have been sewing. Before I tell you about what I have been doing. Let me catch you up a little on my life.  On April 27th I had my third and most successful corneal transplant. My vision has returned and is improving daily. do…

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Some Thoughts on the Satisfactions of Sewing

    Suz, my feminist guardian angel with the messy hair and dented halo, has been singing with the heavenly chorus and will be back after New Years. All of the choirs of angels were working extra hard since election day to help  to salve the souls of those of us that are  despairing and…

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Mary Sees and Sews Lutterloh for the First Time!

Mary Menz is one of my dearest friends. When we lived in Modesto  and even after my Beloved and I moved to  Fresno , California she and I used to plan a New Year’s Eve dinner,cook all day and then serve two other couples. We are both avid sewists and feminists and activists. We have…

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Susan Sews a Light as a Feather 1980s Lutterloh Blouse

Summer is upon us,and that means wear as little clothing as possible. I have had this lovely crocheted lace in my stash for years. I have made a blouse entirely out of the lace. I still have it, but it is 100% see-through. I have also had this dotted  cotton just as long. What  lovely…

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Susan Sews a Lovely, Linen, Lutterloh Blouse

Yellow, I love the color. My new house is yellow. I have always wanted to live in a yellow house. This is the first house that lends itself to that color. My guest bedroom is yellow with a yellow coverlet. And last week I made this lovely, soft, butter-yellow linen blouse. It is a basic…

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Lazy Susan Makes Some Lazy Girl Designs Bags!

Lazy Girl Designs when Miss Melysse asked me to make her a special toe bag to take to a writer’s workshop in San Francisco. She was into pink. And she is always into coffee. That was 2007. I made a spectacular bag with a pink body with sequins scattered on it, and the pockets were…

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Susan Sews a Polka Dot Chambray Blouse , A Lekala Pattern

Is it a blouse or is it a shirt? Since it it chambray, I tend to say shirt, even when I am  making a blouse. What’s the difference? Well for one, a blouse is usually a garment for  girls and women. A shirt originally designed for men, is a style worn by women and girls…

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