Working With What I Have
I have been spending a bit of time emptying my overflowing scrap bin by way of making up the contents where possible.
The orange wool is leftover from my recent McCall's jumper and the piece I had left was too big to throw out. I only had enough for the front and neckband using McCalls 6992. For the back sleeves and cuffs, I used what I could salvage from this jacket which had been in my recycle bag for a while now. It didn't have much warmth in it and I found I just didn't wear it. The fabric is however perfect for a jumper. I had to extend the sleeves by using a bit of creative licence in the form of an extension which I topstitched.
Now, as much as I love my version of this jumper, I really had no use for a second one, so this version was always going to be donated and Courteney who is flatting was certainly not going to turn down a warm jumper in the middle of winter.
So, how much do you like your new jumper Courteney? Oh, this much!