Thursday, August 11, 2016

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!





6 comments:

  1. Great use of leftovers and the recipient looks very pleased.

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  2. I can understand exactly why she loves it!

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    1. This is a great pattern and sometimes close fitting garments feel warmer when it is really cold.

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