My Vintage UFO: Jumping back in the job market

Well this monthly theme could not have been more perfect, since I am always starting projects that I don’t finish until months later.  I had the concept of making this while watching the final season of Mad Men, got the fabric last fall and cut out the pattern at the end of last year.  I had been chipping away at it throughout the month and then a few weeks ago I was laid off from my job.  During my reflection of this loss, I finished up the jumper.  I’m pretty pleased at how it came out.  You can read more details about this on my blog.


I used a vintage McCall’s pattern from 1969 and some royal blue corduroy.  It’s held together by one row of buttons (the other is decorative), plus some snaps and a hook & eye on the side.  Tacking the facing did require a lot of hand sewing, which I am not a fan of, but I do like shape and simplicity of the pattern.

Some of the inside facings…

I had been working on this for months, bit by bit, mostly evenings after work.  A dart here, some seam binding, until finally sewing the last stitch up last week.

I’m sad it took a job loss to finally get this thing completed, but now it’s on to bigger and better things.


5 thoughts on “My Vintage UFO: Jumping back in the job market

  1. I have a bunch of corduroy sitting in my stash I was given, and you’ve given me some good ideas, thanks! I love how sewing can be cathartic when unpleasantness occurs in our life. Your outfit looks great, Peggy-tastic!


  2. Sorry to hear about your loss! Hopefully this is just the beginning of bigger and better things for you career wise. Love the jumper! Cheers, Michele


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