Sunday, September 30, 2012

Great Lutterloh Find!

I found this little gem at Goodwill and I was unsure about getting it at first because I wasn't sure what it was.  But for $3.99, I decided, aw...what the heck.  Then when I got home I stalked the internet and found out how to use the Lutterloh system and saw a lot of cute clothes made with it.  This isn't the "to die for" early set (like from the 40's or 50's), it is from the 80's.  But is has some cute and timeless patterns in amongst the less than desirable 80's fashion.  I like the round neck dress and the cute tie blouse.  I think the blouse will be my first attempt at making a pattern with this system.

Sobretto Top in Polka Dot!

I saw this great free pattern on the Collette website and have stalked many blogs looking at all the great tops made from this pattern so I decided to make one too.  I should have measured the little test square because it was smaller than it should have been.  I had to make extremely tiny seams and it needed to be a bit longer, but it still fits well.  I printed the pattern from google which didn't print true to size.  Someone blogged that if one prints from Mozilla, the pattern is true.  I tried it and it worked.  Now I need to make another one with the real measurements! 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Back from PA

An unfortunate trip due to a death in the family resulted in many trips down memory lane.  Although it was a sad time, I did manage to get together with an old friend and in a whirlwind 6 hours, we traversed the beautiful countryside of Snyder county, PA.  I tasted foods that I had forgotten about which leads me to why I'm blogging this.  I am going to try to replicate some of those foods and share the recipes.  I will post later.  Be prepared for downhome country goodness.