Skulls became a fashion icon in 1970s London counterculture, where Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood launched a series of skull-inspired punk gear, McQueen-inspired brought back skulls to the top of the trend list for Fall 2012. To me, skulls reminds me of A.H
my all time favourite designer, as he tends to use skulls on most of his collections. His personal collection has an archive of almost 120 different skulls (my favourite is a knitted one) where he consider a symbol of life.
The skull fabric is super special because I bought it with Amity
(She bought some for her too) at Goldhawk rd during her visit to the UK.
As the fabric is super soft and delicious to wear that I knew needed to be some type of sportswear. Since Papercut launched the Tri collection Anima was the perfect pattern for what I had in mind.
I made the trousers (pants) size small and lengthen the legs by 10 cm.
The waistband and cuff fabric really elevates the Luxe factor of this make.
Do you like the curly hair appearing over the blog? its my natural, and once a year I have a month hiatus from straightening. Specially because I was going to have highlight the ends (done it a few weeks ago but there are a few makes with the old hair- you will notice it was getting reddish)
The contrasting fabric came from an old tank top I had for 14 years but never really worn much because it looked frumpy around the stomach but couldn’t get rid of it because the fabric was so great. How I wished I had more of that fabric!
I choose to not sew the button hole/drawstring or sew on top of my elastic like the pattern instructions, so I didn’t! Sewing rocks!
You think about all the details you want to wear , remove what you don’t and make it happen! Magic!
One of the things I tend to get worried when wearing sportswear is to have a soggy bottom. Ha, this pattern gives me a nice booty! The wrinkles are being caused by my heavy hand in the pockets and how I move….
The fabric being so soft the trousers was hard to photograph but It has been forgiven due its immense comfort factor. I love comfortable clothes.
Have you notice the succession of trousers showing up on the blog? Trousers rules!
This make went almost uneventfully… well.. as I said almost!
Sparkly shoes totally goes with skulls, don’t you think?