Have to confess I’m kinda loving the neon thing. Not too much of it, mind you. Love it with grey, with navy, with neutrals. Not loving it with black, or a whole jacket of it, or on your eyelids. No.
When Missy keenly pointed to some neon skinny jeans the other day, I thought right o.
I’ve been on the lookout for the perfect skinny jeans pattern for a while. I modified the O&S After School to make them a narrower fit. Good but not quite right.
After seeing these beauties I was keen to give them a go. Thanks to my lovely mummy I have an Ottobre subscription so nothing was stopping me (except adding those freaking seam allowances).
Armed with some neon stretch denim from Spotlight and edition 3/2013 I got cracking on the Summer Pull Ons.
Had a chat with a couple of sewing friends who had made them before and the consensus was they have a low rise and are very very snug. So I sized up and added a bit to the rise.
And voila! Perfect skinnys. Love the fit, love the pattern. Changed the waistband construction, but not much.
Looking at them I’m instantly transported back to 1984. Remember those shirts??? You know the ones, don’t pretend you don’t.