The second amazing Karen Nicol VM, on a suitably rare and fabulous garment: the very collectible World's End 1981 Pirate Collection pant by Vivienne Westwood (when it would have seemed absurd to think she'd ever be Dame-d). These trousers had tiny moth bites all over the place-- there was no doubt they needed help, though there's hardly anyone I'd trust with them--I wouldn't let myself near for a start. But of course, they're now, IMO, even more special, and absolutely one-off unique. See how happy I am in them. I thought I'd sell them but I was wrong.
Free arm machine embroidery
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