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X Baczewska

A computer llustration of a figure. They wear pink pants tied with a grey rope, a blue coat top with white and red necktie and three grey beaded neckaces. They wear a white shirt with vibrant green bracelets on one arm and warm red, brown, and orange bracelets on the other arm. They wear a baret, glasses, a hoop earing in one ear and dangling earing in the other.

Before I even moved back to NYC, I made—from a WilliWear Butterick pattern—a pair of jodhpurs with a wide, wrapped waistband.

I did them in magenta chintz! Then, when I lived in the East Village, someone directed me to the WilliWear source—an Indian clothing store called the Dress Shoppe on 9th Street, where I met the lovely (recently deceased) Goyal and bought a WilliWear black ankle-length jumpsuit. I wore it for years with Norma Kamali socks (from Daffy’s when they were in Elizabeth, NJ) and my orthopedic, Cuban-heeled, lace-up, peep-toe grannies ($10 from Eneslow). Those were the days.

A computer llustration of a figure. They wear pink pants tied with a grey rope, a blue coat top with white and red necktie and three grey beaded neckaces. They wear a white shirt with vibrant green bracelets on one arm and warm red, brown, and orange bracelets on the other arm. They wear a baret, glasses, a hoop earing in one ear and dangling earing in the other.

X Baczewska, illustration of jodhpurs made using a Willi Smith for Butterick pattern