Category Archives: Lutterloh

Jungle January! Susan Sews a Cheetah Print Duster Vest.

Jungle January. A nice alliteration. Many places in the sewing blogosphere there are competitions or just sew along activities where the participants make clothing with animal prints or animal themed fabric. Over at theSewingPlace.org.uk a competition is underway called Jungle January. The brief was simple and broad: make a garment with an animal print and…

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Susan Goes Bananas for Yellow Tops and Skirts

Yellow bird, up high in banana tree…  I love yellow! I always have. I went through my “mod orange” stage as my mother dubbed it. I have always worn lots of purple, fuchsia and turquoise. They are gorgeous rich colors. But I LOVE YELLOW. I always wanted to live in a yellow house. And this…

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Susan Shows you How to Organize Your Lutterloh Supplements

Hola all! We have been talking about supplements on the Lutterloh System Facebook page. I decided to make a short video to showt you how I handle my binders, my supplements and my drafted patterns. Thank you Annette Wright for buying so many Lutterloh books on eBay that you bough a duplicate from the 80s.…

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One Lutterloh Pattern, Three Ways, Two Sizes

  One Pattern Three Ways, Two Sizes I LOVE this Lutterloh pattern. Such an elegant silhouette. The color in the fashion illustration is uninspiring. But as a sewist, a creative, a designer, I can see the beauty, the simplicity and how the design will be transformed by the fabric used.   Let’s start with today…

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Susan Sews a Denim Dream

Susan Sews  A Denim Dream     While I was searching for the photos to upload for this post, I saw one in my photo stream called Denim Dreams! I don’t usually wear jeans. And find denim “jean” skirts and “jean” jackets heavy and constricting. Too much top stitching. Big pockets on the derriere and…

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Lutterloh Patterns Have No Instructions? Not True!

  As the group administrator for the Lutterloh Systems closed group on Facebook, I see lots of comments and questions from new and experienced users. And from those that are afraid to get started because “…there are no instructions with Lutterloh patterns…” I have even used those words in my reviews of garments I have…

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Buttons! Buttons! Buttons!

Buttons!~ Buttons! I love buttons!  Buttons are not merely functional.  They can be the finishing touch on a garment.They add style, whimsy and color. They can rock  a basic shirt and make it sing with trendiness. When MissMeliss was young and I sewed for her I made clothing with ladybug buttons. I added buttons down…

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Susan Sews a Lutterloh Kimono Beach Cover Up

Well… I have been wanting a little kimono type jacket to keep in my bag   for what I call AC Protection. It is hot here. And it will get hotter as the summer progresses. And we also have the fifth season of Summer Hell coming in September Walking from the house to the car you…

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Susan Sews Another Lutterloh Blouse in Chambray with a BIG Surprise!

Once last century when we were still in the Old Country, My Beloved was hanging some of my blouses. He said, “You are certainly the Denim Queen.” I was puzzled by these words. So I took a look in my closet. I had a chambray colored Nautica shirt, a denim Faconable shirt and an unknown…

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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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