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03 December 2011

The archives: alpaca trousers!

I made these some time in 1987 or 1988. Again from a Prima pattern. I was very much in a high-waist phase, or maybe it was just the fashion at the time.

They were great trousers these, and I wore them quite a lot even though the wool is a bit too thick and warm for Mexico.

The fabric is a wonderful wool-alpaca mix! With a tiny houndstooth pattern and the greatest shade of blue you can imagine. Lapislazuli blue.

I don't fit in these anymore, otherwise I would still wear them. Well, these are fairly wide '80's-style trousers, so maybe not. But I definitely must refashion this fabric into something else, perhaps a skirt...

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