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September 14, 2016

WORK WEAR WEDNESDAY/NATIONAL SEWING MONTH...

...  I really can't believe that it's been a month since my last post.  Hope you  haven't forgotten  all about me!  Truth is... I was a little sick for about 3 weeks and then, I got stuck.  Yes, stuck!  Stuck in the process of trying to perfect a pants pattern.  Well, after 3 muslins, I do have a wearable pair of pants.   Am I 100% satisfied?  Nope, but I really do think it has something to do with my fabric choice so I will keep trying.


In the meantime, it's now September and just a few days away from the official fall equinox.  Traditional fall colors have started dancing around in my head (like forest green, eggplant and mustard just to name a few); as well as new styles and designs (such as ruffles, culottes, sweaters and of course pants - oh my). On top of all that it's also National Sewing Month with loads of celebrations, contests and challenges in and around blogland to commemorate the craft that we all love so much.  So I thought I'd peek in to add my 2 cents worth to the festivities.  Today Terry's Fabric Company from the UK challenged me with a fun  "Quiz"  to test my sewing knowledge.  The quiz was a little tricky but I did manage to do quite well with it.  If you would like to give it a try, the Quiz can be found by following this link.

Be sure to let me know how well you did with it, I'll bet you score 15 out of 15!!!!

30 comments:

  1. Faye - your pants are amazing! You have a great fit in the back and I'm so glad that you're feeling better. BTW, that quiz is shady...seriously you change a needle when it's broken? Ummmm NO!

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    1. Thank you so much Carolyn! Yeah, that needle question got me too.

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  2. These look fantastic Faye. I know pants are tricky but it's great that you kept with it.

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    1. Pants fitting expert this is a wonderful compliment!

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  3. Great pants! I think you've got it!

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    1. Thank you ever so much Cherie!

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    1. Thank you Alethia! I'm going back in tonight to tweak just a bit more.

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  5. Faye, I love these pants! They look absolutely wonderful on you and it appears that you got a really great fit! Sometimes it just takes us a while to get it… when we do, there's no stopping us!

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    1. Thanks so much Myra! I am really in need of several pairs of pants for fall.

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  6. They look fantastic! They fit so nicely and the color is versatile. Bravo!

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    1. Thank you so much. I admire all your pants fitting successes.

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  7. Faye, these pants fit beautifully!

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    1. Thank you Candice. You've had lots of pants fitting successes.

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  8. Great pants Ms Faye they turned out great! Did you make the top too? I love the fabric.

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    1. Thank you so much Diane. Yes I've made this top about 4 times. Had to make myself stop making these.

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  9. Nice pants, Faye. I think you did a great job on the fit.

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  10. I don't think any of us are every 100% satisfied with our work, especially when it's a first attempt to create a forever pattern. That said, your pants look good to me, and I love that top! Late summer colors! It's really pretty.

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  11. Hey Ms. Faye! Glad you are feeling better. Love this whole ensemble. Love how you taped into that cream color in the top to make the pants...perfect!

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  12. lovely! very professional and yet fresh
    and great fit

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    1. Thank you so much Rebecca!

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  13. I'm glad you are feeling better. And yes, hiding away while working on pants is the only way to go. And you have pulled off a great looking pair of pants. Great colour as well.

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  14. I think the pants fit pretty good based on your photos above, especially the back. Different fabrics do change the fit each time unfortunately but as long as you are in the ballpark, that's good!

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    1. Thank you Tomasa. Making pants is such a science!

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  15. Your pants look really nice on you.. [Like the top too]. Proud your feeling better.
    I didnt do so well on the quiz.. 10/15 . ha [I haven't watched many of the cartoon movies.. so that got me, and the needle one.ha
    Happy sewing.

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