I signed up for Kenneth D. King's Jean-ius class a few weeks ago and have been working my way through the lessons. My plan is to rub-off, or reverse engineer, a pair of Armani jeans. I bought all the little tools needed for pattern drafting justifying the purchases by convincing myself I can use them for tracing off Burda magazine patterns - like I would!
I bought this absolutely lovely creamy moleskin (micro-suede?) [I've actually no idea what it is] in a local rundown fabric shop - sometimes you get lucky - but it was mega cheap and thought that I had not much to lose and lots to gain: practice jean making techniques, new sewing methods and maybe a pair of jeans. These are an almost wearable muslin of my patern. There's a bit of re-drafting to do but I learned a lot from making these. As long as I wear a long top - they look OK.
Now on to the star of the show - the lace T-shirt. This is the Three Bears T but made in lace -- actually a lace curtain from the same fabric shop. Across the shoulders and top it's just lace but I cut up an old white t-shirt and added the body of it on the lower half for modesty's sake.