June 21, 2013

FRIDAY, LAST FRIDAY, NEXT FRIDAY, FRIDAY AFTER NEXT...

... every Friday is a GREAT Friday! Happy Summer Solstice Friday to boot!  Its been one of those weeks folks -  I survived solely on sewing thoughts - not a stitch sewn - no projects in the works, nothing on the drawing board.  Hopefully that will all change now that its FRIDAY!!!

I originally got the "I've got to have Print Pants" notion last summer, but for some reason unbeknownst to me they never got made.  But this year during my May pants fitting marathon I finally got around to making a pair.   I liked them, they fit fine, BUT as it turned out I was a little timid about wearing them - some of you might understand my plight - I'm bold for my age, but not too bold.  I finally decided that THIS FRIDAY would be the day that they got worn.  I  left myself no other alternative this morning - it was these pants or nothing, and I couldn't leave the house in nothing - right?  I had a dickens of a time pairing them up with a matching top but finally choose a plain black tank... 





Did they past the test drive?  Yes they did (I'm glad to say)!  Made from a Joann's stretch cotton satin originally intended for a sheath dress - they did not grow during the day so my fit remained stable.  They are a nice length, comfortable through the hip area, and no gaping at the back waistband.  They got a 100% from me, and student evaluation was all quite positive.  I had shown them pictures of the pants previously and they kept asking when I was going to wear them - so there you go.

What's going to come out of the sewing room this weekend - I'm planning a Mini Maxi Marathon.  Maxi's are generally quick, and use at least 2 yards of knit fabric.  MY MOTIVE:  I really need new and exciting knits!  To justify the purchase I need to seriously decrease those already in my stash.  No need of piling new knits on top of stashed knits.  Besides, knits do no fold very well and take up so much fabric space.  My baby Sister (Pat) requested a maxi back in January - and what my baby Sister wants she usually gets - from me that is.  She might even send me a picture wearing it since she's a camera buff, who knows.  Can't make for one and not the other, so there will be a maxi for my middle Sister (Brenda) as well -  my Mother (Inell) would probably enjoy this years model too - not to mention I need a couple for myself.  That could mean a deduction of at least 10 knit yards.   I need to poke the relatives for measurements tonight because I feel the time is now.  No measurements - No Maxi's.  So they'd better find a tape measures real quick while the maxi motivation is high.  Be on the lookout for  maximized sewing results from me this weekend...

41 comments:

  1. Oh, these pants look great. That print is lovely and just perfect for the floral pant trend.

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  2. Thank you so much!!!

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  3. Love those pants! I would be too timid too, but you really wear them well.

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    1. Wearing then wasn't that bad Maggie. I think I could get use to print or floral patterns for my pants after getting use to these.

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  4. Very nice pants ~ they look great

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    1. Thanks Jenny, I really like them too.

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  5. Why did you worry, they are perfect. Nice.

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  6. Just a little bit out of my comfort zone, but I'm gonna try to get use to it.

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  7. The pants look fabulous. May be out of your comfort zone but sometimes that's a good thing.

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    1. Thank you Rachelle! Yes, I do feel the need to step out of that good zone from time to time just to shake things up a bit!

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  8. Love them--they would look nice with the cowl top you posted--maybe a different shade--with photos, it's hard to tell. I'm on the edge about wearing print slacks. Afraid of looking clownish. I think good fit and finding the right print is the key--and you scored with these!

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    1. Robin I'm working on finding some more solid color knit fabric so I can do just that. Thank you for your comment!

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  9. You look really good in those pants Faye.Well great minds think alike.I'm sewing for two of my sisters this weekend. All three of my sisters want me to make them dresses so since I have more than enough,I'll sew for them for the next couple of weeks.Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Aren't sisters important Diana! I only get to see mine about once a year though we log in lots of telephone hours, I miss them and would sew more for them if we lived closer. Hope your sister dress turn out flawlessly successful. Please post them so I can see too...

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  10. Love them! What a great print! And you look great in them. I know you are going to wear them a lot!

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    1. I do think I'll wear then a lot Merche. Just had a conversation yesterday about pieces that I make and love the fabric, the garment, and especially the fit so much that I wear the garment to death. I think that when you really know its a very successful garment - though others might get sick of looking at it (hehe).

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  11. The pants look great, and the color is lovely.

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  12. Love these pants on you, Faye. They really look great. I'm glad to hear that fabric has not "bagging out" as I have seen some of that sateen and craved it. Enjoy your maxi weekend.

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    1. Bunny if you will remember when I went to cut this fabric it had a serious flaw so I had to fold it width-wise to get my pants cut out to avoid it and just barely had enough yardage for the pattern to fit. Hadn't thought about it but maybe cutting width-wise rather than lengthwise helped keep the pants from stretching/growing on me. Although I was scared to cut this way, it really worked out for me.

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  13. Great fit and looks great on you. I have been teetering over fancy pants and purchased a pair from the loft. Like you its somewhat out of my comfort zone, but once I find a coordinating top it will wear them.

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    1. You are so lucky to be able to fit rtw from the loft. Store pants always offer a challenge for me lengthwise. I know you are going to look FAB in them Sheila can't wait to see.

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  14. Your pants look fabulous and so is the print. I'm always a bit scared that stretch fabric will 'grow' so it's good to hear that yours kept their shape.

    I do so love a maxi - can't wait to see the ones you make. Enjoy your weekend.

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  15. Wow! They Are GorgeoUs!!! Myst Make More Faye, U Look Grest It It! ,Black Tops And Blazer/Jacket... WHiTe top WitH White.Jacket/Blazer... Hehehe...

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    1. Thanks for the combination ideas Far!!!

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  16. You look fantastic in those pants! Great job!!!

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    1. Girl thank you! You see how I struggle through with pants fitting. I had to just keep trying - can't let that thing beat me!

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  17. Fantastic. You look so good in this combination. Only the other day I was "strong", saw a fabric for such a pair of pants and did leave the shop without buying it. Seeing this I perhaps should have bought some.

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    1. You'd look great in a print pant Sigrid - give it a try!

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  18. Faye, these pants are absolutely gorgeous on you! This fabric has been aging in my stash forever. Awesome fit, too!

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    1. Time to pull that fabric out Brenda. You'd look great in print pants with those loooong legs!

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  19. Linda Faye, I am in love with that print and the pants are not only gorgeous but they look sharp on you. The whole outfit went well together but I can see the right green or blue top making you pop...in a very flattering way. Excellent! I bet you won't be shy about print pants in the future. Very nice.
    Cecil

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    1. You get to hear my fitting rants first hand - thanks for all your input!

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  20. Love your pants, the print is gorgeous. Great Fit!

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    1. Thank you Necie! Of course I wanted to go back in (my nature) and tweak just a bit more but decided that I'd better leave well enough along.

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  21. I agree with SewItFits. The right green would be the perfect accompaniment to your new print pants. Your sisters are fortunate to benefit from your MaxiMoto!

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    1. I agree about matching with green Debra. The green that I have available is totally the wrong color, but I'll keep looking. I like that phase "MAXIMOTO" - think I'll use it!

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  22. wow, when I first saw the photo I was like, looks at Faye, totally on trend, I love the print and it looks wonderful on you, you should make another

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    1. Thanks so much Toy! I do have a couple more geometric print cotton sateen pieces that I'm thinking of using.

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  23. Cool Pants!
    And "Mini Maxi Marathon?" I'm intrigued, Faye!

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  24. Love the pants. It's good to be bold.

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