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August 10, 2010

I KNOW, I KNOW...

I am obsessed with summer white pants! With the glorious summer months swiftly waning by the minute, I find myself almost at the mid point of August, but I just had to get yet one more pair made for the season. I promise that this is the very last white pair as I am a little old fashioned when it comes to packing away my whites once Labor Day arrives. After all I wouldn't want to be punished by "Serial Mom"! Do you remember that movie?
Well, here's my last pair for the summer made from my TNT pants pattern - Simplicity 8707.
I've also added a new book to my sewing library.

Palmer & Pletsch's "Easy Easier Easiest Tailoring" was gifted to me by my new blogger friend Elsie Cole at elventryst.blogspot.com. Elsie holds a B.S. in apparel design from University of Delaware, and says that this was one of her text books while in school. She was nice enough to share it with me and I think it will prove invaluable to me as a resource in my jacket making. I'll be boning up on this book because I know for a fact there's another jacket in my very near future. Thanks again Elsie!!!

Elsie is a model and has recently entered a contest to win a role in the famed "Madmen" television series. I voted for her online just this afternoon
because I think she is a perfect candidate for the part. Here are recent pictures exhibiting her 1950ism.If you are interested, you can cast a vote for her too at this link:
madmencastingcall.amctv.com/browse/detail/LMBF9K

11 comments:

  1. Nice pants! And anything by Palmer/Pletsch is good news in my book!

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  2. Those pants are lovely -- such a perfect fit.

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  3. Nice pair of pants. I also love white pants and skirts. What is summer if you don't add white to your wardrobe!

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  4. I love white pants - and yours are particularly fabulous. What a great summer basic - these will go with anything and always look fresh and stylish.

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  5. Another great pair of white pants. I didn't make one pair..., had planned to. Next year for sure. Looking good.

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  6. Great pants Faye!!! I absolutely love white pants and have a pair on my cutting table right now. It's funny, but a lot of women I speak with here in Florida won't wear white pants, don't know why, IT FLORIDA!!! Nice work!

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  7. Love the pants, I've always wanted a pair of summer whites. I've already switched to fall sewing, but must put them on the to-do list.
    I'll go vote...I love Mad Men, I've just watched Season 1 on DVD. Gotta love the fashions.

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  8. Very nice pants Faye!! good job. Of course I remember that move...that's funny..

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  9. Hi Faye, Thanks for sending people my way! I can't wait to see the jacket you make :)

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BOOKS ACQUIRED

  • Pants Sewing Guide
  • Denim Revolution
  • Pants for Real People
  • Jackets for Real Peopls
  • Easy, Easier, Easiest Tailoring - Palmer & Pletsch - Gifted
  • The Sewing Machine Attachment Handbook
  • Ribbon Crafts
  • Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers
  • Successful Serging
  • Making Trousers for Men and Women
  • Couture Sewing Techniques
  • Singer - Perfect Plus
  • Cool Couture
  • Couture, The Fine Art of Sewing
  • Singer Sewing Reference Library - Tailoring - GIFTED
  • The Perfect Fit: The Classic Guide to Altering Patterns - Creative Publishing International
  • Fit for Real People
  • DK-The Complete Book of Sewing