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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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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