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.
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.