After completing my third pair of Papercut anima pants and sending a pic of them to my sister, I received a message back from her stating I depicted a mountain lion. At first I was taken aback: I am not one that likes animal prints, in fact, I loathe animal prints. I also have quite an aversion to camouflage. I did hear someone refer to camouflage as a soldiers animal print (Red Foo on X factor maybe?). To me, camo should not be considered casual city wear – camo only belongs on soldiers as a strategy to hide from the enemy. Animal prints belong in the same category – unless you are trying to blend in on an African safari, animal prints are a definite no go. Hence you can understand my shock and horror when I received her message: ROAR. How did I get my fabric choice so wrong?
But then I had a thought: if I’m going to be any animal, a mountain lion is definitely one animal I’d like to depict. They are FIERCE. STRONG. TERRITORIAL. And a little bit SHY. In an instant, I decided to break away from my no animal print moto and wear these pants as hell, I am a mountain lion. I’m no meek little mouse. Hear me ROAR.
|Sewing the elastic together|
(elastic pulled through the gap in the waistband)