So I was thinking...
If I'm going to wear a coat made out of this neoprene (which, btw, smells a little like Goodyear tires):
Over a sweater most likely made of this novelty wool knit blend:
Why not complete the ensemble with jeans made out of this?
I found this metallic silver cotton denim (Ralph Lauren, go figure) last week while fabric shopping. It was a bolt end so I got a bit more for my money. I think they'll make amazing jeans. If not now, when?
Maison Margiela makes a pair (pictured up top and below) that sell for more than $400; mine wouldn't cost a tenth of that, so the investment is low. At this time of year, with the holidays just ahead, couldn't we all use a pair of party pants? I know I could.
My denim is lightweight and has some lycra in it, but I can live with a bit of stretch; I mean, I'll have to. I did some stitch tests with my Grasshopper and there were no unpleasant surprises. I happened to have off-white thread in the machine and it doesn't look bad. I was thinking of using gray thread, though I guess I could find something metallic too.
In researching today's post, I realized I'd covered the topic of metallic men's garments a few years ago. People were surprisingly open to the idea, though I ended up not purchasing the metallic fabric I was considering at the time. Now I already have my silver denim and am ready to get started!
In other fabric news, MPB reader Michael C. has gifted me some lovely shirting. Thank you, Michael!
I love this classic black and white print -- very elegant.
And this black/gray graffiti print is great fun.
My Michael and I are going to have to fight over this double-faced cotton gauze (below): plaid on one side, gingham on the other. Isn't it lovely? I say, let the summer sewing begin! OK, maybe not till, say, March.
And that's it!
Evidently this month is going to be about sewing garments that are a little off the wall. Fortunately, there's nothing I enjoy more than a challenge.
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