What I made:
Simplicity 3738 jumper pattern. Kind of looks like something a little girl would wear, no?
Houndstooth cotton fabric from Hobby Lobby (the examples on the pattern envelope use way better fabric choices than I did - I should have taken a cue from them!).
|How I wore it at work today - I think I successfully brought it into 2010 with my styling...|
or at least closer than it was!
When I made it:
Fall 2007, when I first started getting back into sewing again. I chose this project not for it's stylish-ness (hopefully that's obvious...) but because it was a nice and simple project to get my feet wet again.
What I like about it:
The shape of it when cinched in with a belt - very retro and flattering!
And to get a little bit feel-good family sitcom on you, I also like it because of what it represents: my first tentative step on this journey of making my own wardrobe. The hem is poorly done and I picked out some weird sort-of green colored buttons for it, but I'll keep it forever just for nostalgia...and possibly force my future teenager daughter to wear it!