May 20, 2013

SUMMER BREEZES PANTS COLLECTION...

...I know, it's about time - right?  I started working on pants for my Summer Breezes Wardrobe collection back on April 21st.  It was a long road people, but I do want to send out a big THANK YOU out to all   who stood on the sideline advising and cheering me on.  (I have the tendency of making a big deal out of everything - don't I?, - it's just my nature folks.)    I've had the idea for the Summer Breezes collection for several years - even named it, but just could never come up with the just the right fabrics in colors and prints that I loved at one time to make it come into being.  This is the same reason I've always found it hard to pull together any other hand crafted capsule or collection. 
 
But for this summer I decided to just go for it using fabrics that I had on hand and adding others along the way until I felt the collection was complete.  My vision of a summer wardrobe is one that is light,   airy and filled with water colors - ones that you think of for a mini beachy vacation or rendezvous.  Georgia is so HOT  people, and that makes little Summer Breezes a welcome treat when ever they do come along!  You get the picture I'm sure.

So today I debuted my cobalt pants with a top from last years sewalong which I think matched up pretty nicely.

I'm in love!!!  Not too snug, not too loose, no pulling or adjusting needed during the day.  They didn't grow on me as the day wore on, and everyone LOVED the color.  I'm happy folks, and feel that my month's worth of fitting work has paid off.  That's saying a lot for me when it comes to hand crafted pants.  I told my students about my print pair and they want me to wear them tomorrow for them to see because we only have four more days of school left.

Finally, a picture with one of my most favorite students, Briona.

She's graduating 3rd in her class.  Love her!  She's received a full ride college scholarship, and will major in music!  Briona never gave me one minutes trouble during the two years she was in my class.  Eager and thirsty for knowledge.  My prayers and a piece of my heart are going off to college with her too...


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  1. Your outfit is awesome!

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    1. Thank you so much Maggie!

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  2. Faye you look FABULOUS. The color is great and the top is the perfect match. You should be proud of yourself for sticking with it!

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    1. I am happily proud! There is nothing like working hard to do your very best on a project and having it turn out right.

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  3. Anonymous5/20/2013

    Your pants and shirt fit look just right. The blue color is so pretty

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    1. Thank you so much. I can't until they make around the closet rotation!

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  4. I LOVE that color! LOVE IT!

    (And I appreciate an enjoyable student. I mentor teens at the Boys and Girls Club and I have two students this year who are great.)

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    1. Thank you Adelaide! I love it too, and NOTHING had better stain them either. You are right I do appreciate an enjoyable student. They make my job worthwhile!!!

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  5. Summer breeze...makes me feel fiiiiiine....! You have mastered the fit on these pants and the top is a PERFECT compliment! Very, very nice work! Love the name of your collection. Reminds me of the Isley Brothers tune of the same name!

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    1. Terri you've read me EXACTLY! My collection is named after the Isley Brothers tune. I love that song! Thank you for your compliment!

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  6. What a beautiful outfit together! Really nice!

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  7. Wow Faye, you outdid yourself! I was super impressed with your jacket a few months back but the pants are stunners as well. GREAT color!!
    I also love the enthusiasm you have for your student. All the best to her!

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    1. Thank you Kyle, by the way, I even impressed myself with that jacket (smile). Girl I want so much for my students! I tell them that my wishes for them are the same as my wishes for my dear Daughter and GrandDaughter!!!

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  8. Perfect Pair Of PanTs Faye. Love Love LOve the Color. My Mom (As Were/are My Grandparents, Uncles And Aunties) Is A Teacher/Educator, So I Totally Understand! WishHher And The Rest Of Your Students A Bright And Wonderful Future Ahead...

    P/s: You Won The Fabric Giveaway!! Check Out My Post :)

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    1. Thank you Far! My Mother is also an educator. I WON - WONDERFUL!!!

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  9. Pretty outfit! Love the color combination:)

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  10. Lovely outfit and well done Briona! Best of luck in your future.

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    1. Thank you so much. And Yes, Briona is a real jewel!

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  11. Faye you look ADORABLE! The colors are just awesome. You should squeeze another one in! :-). OK. As the daughter of two retired middle school teachers, I always heard teachers aren't suppose to have favs, but we all know they do. :-). I ain't mad at ya! :-). Was trying to see if you posted the pattern.

    Next time you have a carnival of skirts, I'll be ready! Way to go, FAYE!!! :-)

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    1. What a wonderful compliment JC - thank you! My antique pattern that I paid 99 cents for is listed on my sidebar under "New Project Sunday".

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  12. Gorgeous pants Faye!!! I love the color. And the outfit is perfect!!!

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    1. Thank you Victoria. I know that you have worked intensely on pants fitting too - and you've had some great successes!

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  13. Oh my! Such a beautiful color combination...stunning is the word for your Summer Breeze first showing outfit. Excellent fitting pants too. I know you feel a great sense of accomplishment and I am so happy for you. Looking forward to seeing the print pants too.
    Cecil

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    1. You've heard me venting first hand through this project, and you are right, I do feel proud of myself for getting the fit right at last.

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  14. Great pants! And what a treasure your student is. Lucky you!

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    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth!

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  15. Stunning! Faye, this is a gorgeous outfit and the fit of those pants. Beautiful.

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  16. Hi Faye, I've got tears in my eyes, you obviously love teaching and your students. Seriously, I've got to stop and wipe my eyes. (years ago I wanted to be a teacher, but life took another path). Right, the pants - Faye, you look absolutely lovely - the patience to slowly gather bits together to make your summer breeze collection has paid off - I can't wait to see the rest of it. You are so correct when you say it is difficult to get a collection of fabrics to actualise a project like this - sometimes that is what stashing is about.

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    1. Thank you Sarah! Can't wait until June 1st when your challenge starts - I'll be pulling quite a few yards out of the stash closet for that. I was on the verge of tears this morning when my senior class left - it was our very last class.

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  17. The color is fabulous on you, so fresh and springy!!
    Isn't wonderful to have a student who is doing so well. It's a lovely reflection on you as a teacher. Congratulations!!!!! Her victory is yours as well:-)

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  18. How awesome do you look!! Fab colour that definitely screams summer to me :) Can't wait to see you wearing your print pants.

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    1. Thank you Shelly. I'm trying to come up with a top for the print pants right now.

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  19. The color is beauatiful on you, love the entire outfit. Congrats to your student and to you as her teacher.

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  20. Debralynn5/21/2013

    Absolutely beautiful! Love the fabrics and the fit is amazing.

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  21. beautiful outfit, you did a fantastic job! & the color suites you nicely!
    Helen

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  22. I love that colour Faye. I have denim the same colour You look great in that outfit.

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    1. Thank you Diana. I'd love to have some of your denim too.

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  23. love the color of the pants, cobalt blue is such a striking color. you look comfortable and good luck to your student, I'm so happy for her, what a great way to start off college on a free ride, luv that!

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    1. Thank you Toy! I'm so happy for my student!

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  24. Have I mentioned lately how "precious" you are?!! I love the comment about making a big deal about everything...it's a great way to live! I love it. The outfit is adorable. I appreciate your including us on these journeys you take. I love that you're helping us grow in our craft. I look forward to seeing the rest of them....Vita

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    1. I love sharing my journeys via my blog, but its having readers like you that really make it exciting. Thank you for the compliment.

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  25. Wonderful color! What great pants! They look dynamite on you.

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  26. Your students must absolutely love you. You are such an inspiration.

    Your choice of blue is wonderful to wear in hot weather. It looks comfortable without even trying. You did a GREAT job on your pants. I am going to get back to pant making soon, I hope. You've inspired me.

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    1. Bunny I wish ALL my students absolutely loved me - but in reality there are always two or three of them that don't. Of course I never talk about them (ha ha). I always try to stay positive. Thanks for your complement on my pants.

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  27. Oh my ! That blue is beautiful on you - a great outfit.
    The pants turned out so well - congratulations.
    Pants are definitely on my back burner for now - I'm just finishing up a skirt and have pulled out a dress. I haven't made a dress in a LONG time, like before I knew you had to 'fit' the darn things. LOL

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    1. Thank you Claire. Hope your skirt and dress are both great successes!

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  28. They are very nice and go super w/ the top. :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm about to start on a tunic that will match them also.

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  29. Anonymous5/22/2013

    Faye!! You are looking good again! No pain, no gain. Whatcha' say? I just love it when it turns out great. All the best to you and your students. I like eager students, too. Mary G.

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  30. I'm in the process of catching up cause you know pants fitting is near and dear to my heart as well. Those two pieces go very well together and look great!!!

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    1. Shawnta thank you! I am so very glad to see that you are posting again!!!

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  31. I love your cobalt pants! The color is so vivid!

    I can see how proud you are of Briona; I wish her a great deal of success and happiness in equal measures through college and beyond. (One without the other is rather a hollow victory, don't you think?)

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    1. Thank you Marjie! and Yes I agree with you. I've talked to her so much about staying focused when she arrives at college.

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  32. Congratulations on both great fitting pants and having a great student heading for higher learning! You are truly blessed, Faye!

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  33. All that pants fitting work really paid off! Your outfit looks chic & wearable. And congratulations to your student. It must be so rewarding to see the successes from teaching.

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  34. That pants and top are a wonderful combination, and they really look great on you. The color and style are very flattering. I am sure you contributed to Briona's success and her future plans.

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  35. Lovely trousers! The fit is amazing, great work!
    Congratulations to your student and to you too! You must feel so proud of her. Not everyday you come across a student that is eager to learn and really work hard. Please pass on to her my very best wishes for her future

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  36. Your top and pants are so pretty. Great fit for both and the color is very pretty!

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  37. I have been suffering with this illness for so long, I've gone to doctors and took so many test, and they were unable to figure out what is my problem. Know I have a name to my condition "Pattern Paralysis". LOLLLLLL! I love the top and cobal blue pants.

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  38. What a gorgeous outfit! I love the bold colors. You must be so proud of Briona!

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