Category Archives: General News

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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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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Summertime and I Have No Clothes to Wear!

It’s that time of year when the temperatures start to rise, and our clothing get’s more minimal, lighter, and brighter.And I go crazy if I don’t jump in the pool several times a day. I have been on a quest for a good basic blouse to make in several colors to wear with shorts and capris. I…

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My First Sewing Memory: The Black Singer Makes it’s UnWelcome Entrance

My First Sewing Memory: The Singer Sewing Machine Makes Its Unwelcome Entrance It must have been 1957 or 1958. My father bought a brand-new Singer sewing machine for my mother. My mother never asked for one. The idea of sewing or owning a sewing machine never entered my mother’s head. There was an antique Singer…

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Woman Shamefully Neglects and Abuses Important Sewing Tool for 13 Years!

Do you remember that wonderful,quirky PBS series connections? You know the one where a fly  bites a donkey’s bum and the abacus gets invented? We ll here’s my connection:  After my Christmas visit to Dallas, I came home with all of the sewing supplies I needed.  I cleaned and organized my sewing room: and here…

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Susan Connects the Dots and makes Well- Fitting Clothes

Jacket and shorts It is really that easy! Using the Lutterloh pattern making system is literally connecting the dots. Here is an outfit I completed last week: Me in the jacket and shorts   Instead of trying to  adjust a Vogue, McCall’s, Butterick or Simplicity(the Big Four) pattern to fit your body. Lutterloh patterns are…

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Susan Wears a Bed Sheet

This lovely 600-thread count sheet will become a caftan, or tunic in pants My mother, Esther Natale Klindienst had a great influence on my personal style.  She always told me to be different and not to try to dress like everyone else. And scarves and accessories were her first love, and mine too.  Mom also…

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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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