Wednesday, December 2, 2015

WINNERS of our Lutterloh T- party drawing!


Well folks, our T-party has come to a close and it's our pleasure to announce the winners of our random Lutterloh drawing!

Without further ado we would like to congratulate Ruth in the UK and Bernice in France!



To see all the entries please visit the original T-party post here.

We are so pleased to have received entries from all over the world! Everyone did such a great job of translating their Lutterloh patterns to suit them.

Ruth and Bernice please contact Fonnell with your mailing address at the same e-mail address where you sent your photos and we will get your Supplement #298 mailed out to you ASAP.

We hope you all have plans to do some sewing with your Lutterloh patterns this season

HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all from Fonnell and Ann! 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Lutterloh T-party is now over


The T-party is now closed
Thank you for making all those 
great T-shirts.



Here is our first T-shirt!


  • What is your first name and country where you live?
             Annette, US
  • What was the pattern you used (listed as year and number) and the fabric you used?      2014-143
  • How long have you been using Lutterloh patterns or the number of patterns you've made? 
It's been just over 1 year now and I've made 5-6 different patterns.  I'm still definitely learning but enjoying myself

  • What did you like about the pattern/process; did you have any difficulties?
 I do not feel the bust measurement works well for my bust, it's not that it's real large or anything, but I am getting a better fit with the high bust measurement.  My upper back is always small and I have to make clothes smaller there.  It's all still a work in progress but I'm getting the hang of it.

  • What sewing machine do you use?
 I have two machines, a Pfaff Expression 3.0 and a Brother Dreamweaver.  I also use my Babylock Enlighten serger and Janome Coverpro 1000

  • What is your favorite sewing tool? 
I absolutely adore my gravity feed iron from Pacific Steam, it was probably one of my best investments ever.
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What is your first name and country where you live?
My name is Ruth and I live in the UK.








  • What was the pattern you used (listed as year and number) and the fabric you used?








  • The pattern is from a 2015 supplement 296 and the model is 191. The fabric is a lacy knit with a touch of gold thread running through it.








  • How long have you been using Lutterloh patterns or the number of patterns you've made?
  • I've been using Lutterloh since the beginning of the year so I've made quite a few garments now, mainly separates and one tailored jacket. They have mostly been a good fit just needing a few tweaks at neckline and shoulders.

  • What did you like about the pattern/process; did you have any difficulties?
  • I loved the fabric but hadn't got a clue how to sew it so chose the simplest T-shirt pattern I could find! As it turned out it, after some experimenting, it wasn't too difficult using 'Seams Great' and a serger. I ran some gathering stitches round the neck and hem edges to stop it stretching out of shape whilst attaching the binding.

  • What sewing machine do you use?
  • Janome as I work for the company and they are great machines.

  • What is your favorite sewing tool?
  • My wooden block and cutter for making perfect holes in eyelets and keyhole buttonholes.

  • I am looking forward to seeing what the other contestants make as I need some fitted T-shirts to wear under jackets for work. Your blog is great and has been a massive help to me in getting going with Lutterloh.
  • Thanks and regards Ruth 
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     What is your first name and country where you live?Bernice - France

    What was the pattern you used (listed as year and number) and the fabric you used?
    N° 152 - 2013 and a polyster fabric.

    How long have you been using Lutterloh patterns or the number of patterns you've made?
    When I looked for the cowl neck pattern this summer, I found another Lutterloh web site and since it is a challenge for me to sew without the least instructions I bought the kit and this is my 3rd Lutterloh pattern.

    What did you like about the pattern/process; did you have any difficulties?
    I liked the length of the T shirt and the hidden pockets in the seam line. The bust measurement had an ease of 7 cm and the armhole was a bit small. Since I wanted a well fitted shoulder line, I used your method, then I increased the armhole and did the necessary changes on the sleeve. I have a few years of experience in stitching so I can manage the adjustments. If I was a  beginner it would have been difficult for me to use the Lutterloh patterns without any instructions.
    What sewing machine do you use?
    For nearly a year I'm using Janome Jeans & stretch 8077. I also have a simple Singer sewing machine which used for about 30 years.

    What is your favorite sewing tool?
    My sewing machine. I can't live without one, as it helps me to sew not only garments, a number of useful articles for our home like curtains, bed linen, table cloth, napkins, aprons,  etc. but it also helps me to do a lot of mending and transformation. I have done a lot of economy by knowing to sew. This credit goes to my mother for having encouraged me and guided me to sew from an early age. At the age of 8-9 years I first started using a hand sewing machine (USHA), then a leg machine (MERRITT), then an electric machine with a motor (SINGER). Now I have an electronic one (JANOME).

    Bernice

    Here is another T-shirt from Bernice







    What was the pattern you used (listed as year and number) and the fabric you used?
    N° 184 - 2013 and a cotton moderate knit fabric.

    How long have you been using Lutterloh patterns or the number of patterns you've made?
    I've been using Lutterloh from september 2015 and this is my 4th Lutterloh pattern.

    What did you like about the pattern/process; did you have any difficulties?
    In my kit of Lutterloh patterns (2013) there wasn't any simple T-Shirt. Though some of them had the knit symbol they were sleeveless, or had openings, or gathers or soft pleats. Being my first experience with knit fabric I wanted to stitch something simple so I chose this pattern because it had a side dart and raglan sleeves, but I didn't like the turtle neck. So I made a round neck and finished the neckline with a simple band (your video reference). 
    As in my previous patterns the bust measurement had an ease of 9 cm and the armhole was a bit small. So I did the necessary adjustements there to make it according to my taste. The sleeve had an opening in the crown which was difficult to understand though I drafted it as explained. So I drafted it into a simple raglan sleeve and shaped the neck accordingly. For the hem finishes I used a knit stay fusible, and a twin needle (your reference). On the left hand side of the raglan sleeve seam I embroidered 3 small round mirors. It was fun and excitement about stitching knit fabric for the first time.

    What sewing machine do you use?
    For this knit fabric I used only Janome Jeans & stretch 8077.

    What is your favorite sewing tool?
    My favorite tool after my sewing machine is my cutting board which my husband and I made from a large plank of wood. I put my own markings on it in inches and centimetres, to help me cut straight lines, 
    right angles, semi-circles to cut flares… and I place it on my adjustable ironing table whenver I need it.

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    My name is Susan, I live in Baja California Sur, Mexico








    Supplement 287 pattern 205  2012

     I have been using Lutterloh since the 80's. I was a tiny size 4 my daughter a larger size and I sewed for both of us. Some boxes  including the one with my Lutterloh stuff in it got lost in our move  in 2000 and it wasn't until 2007 when I purchased a used system and got started again. Counting my past pattern work I have made 100s.

    I love the drafting, cutting sewing and fit. I decided not to use the facing as the pattern called for and made a neck binding. It did not work as well as I would have liked.  I also changed the high, jewel neck to a deep v-neck.
    I have a Janome Horizon 7700 and a Babylock Imagine 2 serger.
    I have no favorite tool, I love everything in my sewing room!
    It is wonderful to have family here, and wonderful when they go. But the letdown afterward is sometimes hard.
     Saludos,
     Susan

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    What is your first name and country where you live?
    Joe from central Missouri, U.S.A.
      What was the pattern you used (listed as year and number) and the fabric you used? 
      Special Edition No. 27 (2000?) #37
      I used a thin cotton jersey knit from Wal-Mart. I wish I had followed Fonnell's advice and gone with something with more weight.
      How long have you been using Lutterloh patterns or the number of patterns you've made?
      I have made a few shirts and pajama shirts with Lutterloh patterns in the past couple of years.

      What did you like about the pattern/process; did you have any difficulties?
      Am always impressed with how these patterns go together. I wish I had watched the binding video before I put my binding on, I assumed that the shoulder seams were the two center sides, assuming that may have caused some puckering in the end result. In spite of that I am pleased with how my shirt turned out. This will be a work shirt layered on top of or underneath another shirt.
      What sewing machine do you use?
      A Kenmore 158.1345. A five dollar thrift shop find that has never failed me and began my vintage sewing machine interest.

      What is your favorite sewing tool?
      I lucked into a Singer no. 74 Spinet cabinet that I find to be the most cleverly designed sewing cabinet. Small when closed, ample leg room for a big guy when opened, machine (a Singer 201) is angled in the cabinet placing the needle closer to you, the stool “locks in place” underneath the cabinet when closed keeping prying hands away from scissors, buttonholers etc All though, I didn't use that machine on this project.
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    What is your first name and country where you live? Ann in Calif., USA

    What was the pattern you used (listed as year and number) and the fabric you used?
      2015/Pattern #238 from Supplement 298. I used a fine cotton rib knit with giraffes printed on it and a heavier rib knit for the neck and sleeve bands.
     
    How long have you been using Lutterloh patterns or the number of patterns you've made?
      I've been using Lutterloh patterns since 2008.

    What did you like about the pattern/process; did you have any difficulties? 
    I wanted to see if a slim fit womens pattern would work for my slim pre-teen  niece. It worked much better than using the patterns for children because I didn't need to lengthen it. 
     
    What sewing machine do you use?
    I use a Brother 4500D sewing machine and a Babylock Enlighten serger.

    What is your favorite sewing tool ? I use my DRITZ EZY-HEM tool on nearly every project.
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