2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

May 16, 2013

THANKS FOR BEARING WITH ME...

...through my pants phase.  I've actually complete 5 pair - with only one pair being questionable.  The questionable pair (made prior to making a second muslin) is wearable (worn twice).  But due to the fabric choice, and a few wrinkles that I couldn't get rid of, I don't think they'll have closet longevity.   I recently completed pairs 4 and 5 that I am very happy with.  After a mini meltdown about a serious flaw  found in my beautiful stretch cotton sateen print fabric
I took my friend's advice and folded it width-wise.  Thank goodness - I was just barely had enough room for my pant length.  Full meltdown averted!

So here's another door picture of my latest projects
Black Gaberdine and print Cotton Sateen
To be honest, I have to admit that I'm about SICK of making pants.  Oh, I'm mighty glad that I've finally got the fit right, but there is something within me that forces me to work on an original plan until it's completely done is starting to wear on me.  Do you think I might have a little OCDness??? 


33 comments:

  1. Faye I don't think you have a "little" OCDness..I think you have a lot of it! LOL

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    1. It's a good thing in some ways as it pushes me. Wish some of it would rub off on my desire to clean the house!

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  2. Kinda like the blouse I made with the low low neck line, something compels me to do it again & work on rising the neck line lol!great job on the pants, glad you had enough to work around the flaw
    Helen

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    1. Go ahead and tackle that blouse neckline Helen. You will be so happy when you do!

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  3. Thanks for what? You're helping by being an inspiration to tackle fit. You go!

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    1. I am feeling pretty good about self teaching myself fit. Oh I have to of course give credit to Threads and Peggie Sagers - they have been a real big help.

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  4. I'm in awe of your pants marathon!

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    1. Like I'm in awe of your jeans accomplishments!

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  5. That Print Pants IsGorgeous!.I Seriously Want One!

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    1. Far I'm sure you will find a print that is just as gorgeous!

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  6. I don't know about OCD ness (which is not quite the same as determination which I think you might suffer from - OCD ness would entail a lot more perfectionism that interferes with task completion, and you don't seem to have that problem at all!!) 5 pairs of pants, and I've only just finished my new pair. They will look great.

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    1. Thanks Sarah, you've made me feel so much better about my stick-to-it-ness.

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  7. I love the sateen pants! You're right on trend there.

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    1. I'm always trying to pull myself out of my norm and explore different styles - but it's very hard for me.

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  8. I cannot wait to see them on you! The cotton sateen is so pretty!

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    1. Yep cotton sateen sews like a dream too.

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  9. Those fancy pants look great on the hanger, but I can't wait to see them on you. So happy you came up with a solution for the flaw.

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    1. I'll be wearing them soon and will definitely show pictures. Yeah, that flaw took my happiness for a few minutes.

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  10. Way to go! Pants that fit - quite an accomplishment.

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    1. Thanks Linda. Now I've got to get brave enough to work on a different pants pattern. Starting all over again - wheee!

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  11. Don't all of us who sew have a little OCD? LOL I think it's the only thing that keeps us going! Pants are a big victory! Three cheers for you!

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    1. I really think you are right Clio and thank you.

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  12. I love those print pants! Can't wait to see how you style them. A perfect fitting pants pattern is a dream come true!

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    1. Thank you - I'm still a little fearful of the print pants but they do fit so well that I know I'm going to wear them.

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  13. Your pants are all beautiful...I think a little OCDness is good for us creative people, it drives us to step out of our comfort zones....Make as many pair as you need, I like looking at them.....LOL!

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  14. Your pants look great.. I so admire your determination to get them right.. [wish I had some of it.ha]..
    Happy sewing.

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    1. I don't know if it's called determination or stubbornness which by the way is a family trait (ha).

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  15. Uh-oh...do I smell a "Stitch some Britches" Sewalong coming on?

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  16. I think I'm almost finished with this pants phase that began immediately at the close of the tops sewalong. If I didn't wear pants so much during the summer I would have stopped with pair #3. But finally being able to get a decent fit with this TNT pattern was really important to me. Maybe I'll do a fall pants sewalong.

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  17. That stretch cotton sateen is gorgeous. Is it a current fabric? Greart job on the pants. I am not sewing a stitch for myself unless I lose some weight.

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  18. My goodness, Faye, you have really out done yourself. All the pants are gorgeous. That floral sateen is in my stash. I believe I purchased from Joann Fabrics in 2010 or 2011. It is gorgeous and I need to go pull it out. I purchased it because of the stretch. I am impressed! Great Job!!!!!

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  19. Love the print pants, Faye, so very trendy. Congratulations on the fitting, I think once you get that right everything is so much easier!

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  20. I was happy to see the lovely print sateen pants you made. I have been thinking about making myself a pair of pants in a print and wondering if they would be too young for me. Now thanks to your inspiration, and when I find the right print, I am going to go for it!

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