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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Susan Sews a White Linen Lutterloh Skirt & Saves $100s

  Well here I am entering another contest on Pattern Review (PR). Back in 2007 or 2008 when I joined PR I was just returning to garment sewing. As a result of the 2008 economic crisis, I had lost my job. I was a little lost. That is when my Beloved said,  “Go Sew, just…

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Susan Melted Her Scissors with a Hot Iron…Again!

        Over on my favorite sewing website,Pattern Review Many of us have been discussing what sewing is like now that we Boomers are seniors. Gone are the days when I could whip out a mini skirt or two in the morning before school. Or even in my 30s when I made entire…

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Lazy Susan Makes Some Lazy Girl Bags!

A long, long time ago,when I was living in my beach house I received a call from my beautiful daughter, MissMeliss. ” Mom! This is Melissa, I need you to sew me something.” What she wanted was a new tote bag to carry her pink MacBook in when she attended a juried writers workshop in…

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A Passel of Pants; Shorts and Capris Using my Fit for Art Platinum Pants Pattern

Last month on Pattern Review (PR) there was a perfect contest for me and the way that  I sew. I usually will make a pair of shorts or pants or Capris or all three and then make a couple of tops to coordinate. It was the Endless Combination Contest. It was simple make a minimum…

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Print Mixing Gone Zebra. Another Lutterloh Blouse

Here she goes again! Blouse number three from the same pattern! And why not? I like this blouse pattern very much. It fits, and it has shape. By having a button band/placket, a collar and collar stand and sleeves with cuffs it offers lots of opportunities for mixing prints and colors. something I love to…

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100 Days Project, Lutterloh,Up-cycling and Me!

    Forty one days into the 100 Days Project, I am loving it. And friends and family are watching me, commenting and telling me that they are having a good time. My friend Kass, that I mentioned in another post said she has never enjoyed sewing as much as she has while following me…

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