Mini-Wardrobe Contest is Over, And Susan Made it to the Finish

The challenge, make 5 pieces that combined to make 6 looks. These are my 6 looks  As you know from my previous post, my original idea for the Mini-Wardrobe contest was to make a silk blouse, silk pants, and some denim pieces as well. The silk was impossible to work with. I am not a newbie…

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Susan Finally Makes Progress on Her Mini-Wardrobe

What a spectacularly  awful sewing week.  I broke the deadlock today, finally.  I drafted the patterns for the denim dress, the denim skirt with contrast panel and the  silk blouse. Based on my normal sewing speed, I should have had the blouse and skirt done by today. This is the  blouse and skirt I am…

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Susan Sews a Mini-Wardrobe for a Pattern Review Contest

These are the 6 pieces I am making for the contest The challenge is to create  a mini wardrobe or collection using a key piece which can be purchased or  already sewn. The other pieces must form at least 6 outfits. The contest starts today. So today I will draft the patterns, and start cutting…

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Stolen: My Gorgeous Summer Purse

Isn’t this a gorgeous purse? We were  in San Jose del Cabo for our 30th anniversary in April.  I was shopping for light cotton shorts, when I saw this. It was love at first site. My Beloved liked it too. He admired the colors and the interesting design. This one was in the window. I hated…

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Make Your Own Ironing Board Cover? Really?

Okay, so I have made lingerie, bathing suits, pot holders, place mats and napkins, throw pillows, duvet covers and grocery totes.  These are all utilitarian items, but also decorative, pretty and stylish. And I made these items because they are fun, I can change my look or the look of my house by changing the…

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Susan Starts a Blue Linen Baja Dress

It’s hot here! In fact we are heading into what my beloved calls Summer Hell, the fifth season of the year here in Southern Baja. We have a luscious pool, and insulated and air conditioned house and gentle breezes at night and in the morning. But  moving around the rest of the day is misery. You go…

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Light as a Feather Baja Beach Cover-up,And Homemade Sangria

Sangria, is a wine and fruit punch originating from Spain and Portugal. Back in the seventies in the US it was THE drink to serve with your fondue, and to be enjoyed along with other mood altering substances popular at the time  by candlelight while sitting on the floor with incense burning.  Peace and Love,…

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A Look at the Inside of a Common Sewing Tool

Sew, have you seen the TV show Sliced? It has just arrived here in La Paz, and we watch it once in awhile. It is interesting to see  things from the inside out. Last week I was sewing, and I dropped a common sewing tool. It shattered on the tile floor. It was old, , much used, and…

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Some Valentine fabric I have had for years, and some Valentines I have given to my love, and some I have recieved.  Listen to Ella Fitzgerald sing to song that is “Our song” My Funny Valentine

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Valentine’s Day, Coffee, What a Combination!

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful little holiday, and it is especially nice for sewing little gifts. Sew I wanted to send Miss Meliss a gift for Valentine’s Day, and I wanted it to be something she could use when she entertains, which she does a lot. So I made the Lazy Girl Designs Suzy purse insert.…

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