|Old grunge............ pic from onthisdayinfashion.com|
I was a freshly minted design graduate, dressed in secondhand, too big ripped jeans, with a $7 flannie tied around my waist and black lace up boots bought from the army surplus store, sweating it out in the moshpit watching Nirvana at the very first Big Day Out in Sydney. I guess you could say that grunge was my hey day, in much the same way that baby boomers think of the ‘60’s as their glory days.
So it has been interesting seeing grunge turn up on the catwalks again.
|New grunge........pic from thetrenddiaries.com|
So will I wear it the second time around? Well, I am getting into gear for some spring sewing, and I do have this navy and white stripe jersey fabric that reminds me of that time.
I am thinking a maxi dress (summer is forecast to be HOT) using this 1976 Simplicity pattern.
And while the younger me would have worn this with a sleeveless denim jacket and scuffed Docs, the older and dare I say more mature me, will probably see how it looks with a skinny leather belt and pretty sandals!