I love vintage patterns and I am accumulating quite a collection, so I was pretty excited when this challenge was announced. Even though I do not have many 1980s patterns. As a child of the 80s, I definitely don’t view this as the decade of great fashion.
However, on searching I discovered this pattern, which was great as I’ve been wanting a cropped sweater for a while, to go with high waisted trousers and skirts. The cover art is a bit uninspiring but if you can look beyond it, I think both the shorts/culottes and the top have potential.
The pattern calls for a fairly stable knit and basically instructs you to sew it up like a woven. I used a ponte that I’d bought on Goldhawk Road but actually it’s really poor quality which is the one thing I dislike about this sweater. I’ll definitely be making it again in a better knit.
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