Category Archives: General News

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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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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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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Lekala Tank Top and Platinum Shorts, Red and White and Ready for Summer

Well it’s that time of year. That time when the sun shines every day, and the temperature rises every day, and the pool water warms up. It is a time to wear as little as possible. And it is time to replace last year’s summer wardrobe.  The reason for replacing the whole thing is that…

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Susan Sews a Sexy Striped Shirt

Black and White and Striped All Over Do you have a period in your life when sewing was an adventure?  Or when you had more time? Or were able to sew quickly and all night long  if need be? My friend, Barbara in Nice ( that France bunky) were talking about how fabric stores actually …

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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 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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