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Saturday, November 30, 2013

In Vogue...8502 - The Pants

 I hope that everyone had a FABULOUS Thanksgiving!  This was the first year that I did not prepare a feast.  None of the children were here so Virginia, my husband and I had a nice, quiet dinner at home. Different...but nice!  I feel as though we are entering into a new phase of life.  Before we know it, Thanksgiving Dinner will be time spent with Daughters-in-law and Grandkids! 
 These are the pants of Vogue 8502.  I blogged about the jacket here.  I found the fabric at JoAnn Fabrics a couple of years ago.  It is a heavy, stretchy, "sort of reminds me of scuba gear", type fabric.  I'm sure there's a proper name for it.  Anybody know what it is...let me know.
I made View D, the "full length" version and decided to add the cuff detail as shown on the "above ankle" version.  I absolutely love a cuffed pant.  The first time I wore them (it got too late to start taking pics, but I got a few) I wanted a black turtle neck but settled instead for the black top that you see here...almost a turtle neck.
 Today, I paired them with Vogue 8670.  This is the second top made from this pattern.  The first was a white "scrunched" turtleneck (View C) that had to be adjusted every time I wore it because the neck was too big.  I did that until I wore it out!  With some adjustments, this pattern could very easily become a favorite. I plan on making another turtle neck very soon.   
 For this top I used a cotton/rayon/ (I'm terrible at deciphering certain fabric content) rib knit that Virginia had in stash.  Love, love, love the way this fabric sewed up.  Greedy me....I want more.  I thought I might get some pics without the (outer) sweater on but uhm...it was cold...see that snow?!  COLD I tell ya!  As much as I like to share with you all, a girl is definitely going to have to get creative with project pics...indoors
The top itself is quite warm and feels good on.  Seriously, I could use one of these in every color...same fabric...greedy me.  For now however, it's on to the next project - a new winter coat!  I've been having ideas in my head and have seen some really cute ones out there in the sewing/blogging community.  You all are such an inspiration!
We shall soon (hopefully) see just how I've been inspired and what those ideas will bring.  Until next time...Have a GREAT weekend....BE BLESSED!

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful.. Love=love the pink on you. You look great.. And I really like the purple sweater with it..
    Happy sewing.[and indoor photos will be fine too.]

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  2. Well Ms. Terri you have gone and done it again. Love the pleat details and how you paired it with the lavender and gray.

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  3. Great look and the color of the pants is so unexpected. Go 'head with your bad self!

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  4. So unexpected yet so beautiful. As soon as i scrolled down the page my first reaction was"oh this is gorgeous". Again gorgeous!

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  5. I love this! The colors are so awesome on you..

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  6. Terri, this ensemble is gorgeous! Oh, and the pants, the pants are so my style. Beautiful!!!

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