Why I Love Green Eileen

Posted by Susan Liane, The Smuggler's Daughter on 8/20/2014 to Commentary
For her stylish, comfortable clothes alone, I would love Eileen Fisher. But there is so much more to this designer and her company that I must ask, how do I love thee, let me count the ways...

Girls & Their Summer Clothes - Part 3

Posted by Susan Liane, The Smuggler's Daughter on 8/14/2014 to Sewing Projects
It is still warm here in Southern Oregon and the sun sits high in the August sky, so I figure that I have another couple of summer dresses in me. And I came across a darling border print that I just couldn't wait to use. The print is a seaside village scene with a sunny yellow sky on a cotton gauze.

2014 Early Fall Patterns

Posted by Susan Liane, The Smuggler's Daughter on 8/5/2014 to Commentary
The major sewing pattern lines have recently released their new early fall patterns, and the collections include a few surprises, some asymmetry and a handful of head scratchers. Although I am a big fan of the indie pattern companies, the big four still dominate the market and the sewing community looks for fabric to work well with the new patterns from Vogue, Butterick, McCalls and Simplicity.
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