My fourth and fifth week of MMM’13 went rather poorly due to illness and subsequent medical appointments which were too many for me to handle. At any rate, I managed to do one more MMM day.
I made this pair of pants in 1984 with one of the first Vogue Issey Miyake
patterns, 1257, with black summer wool. It became too small at waist soon after that, and sat in my closet for a long time, twenty plus to be honest. I finally removed the waist band and waist tucks last year and replaced it with an elastic band. I feel as though I now have a brand new pair of pants.
I made four garments in 1980's out of the above pattern: a black shirt, a black wool blend jacket, a white cotton/linen blend jacket, and the black pair I just fixed. The shirt got rotten long ago, but the jackets are still in good shape. My 17-year old daughter loves the jackets and wants to borrow from me. She has a good taste. Ha, ha.
Lastly, but not the least, Zoe, thank you for organizing this fabulous event! I will post on what I learned shortly.