Ever since I was a teen (and sewing my own clothing) I followed the fashion trends. I understood color, I understood texture and I understood proportions. My sense of style was such that many friends and co-workers decided what was currently fashionable based on what I was wearing that season.
However, there were times when I mistook a fad for a fashion trend.
Witness Christmas 1989 and the gold lame top. And I must admit that I did indeed sew this for myself. A simple pullover, dolman sleeve top.
At least I had enough sense to pair it with basic black and not over accessorize.
Did you also fall victim to the over-the-top eighties glitz?