I hope I can do that with my sewing of this jumper project! Now, I know I fell flat on my face picking out the plaid I wanted for my jumper. That jumper I had back in the 1970's - it was bright yellow and green large plaid! And it was fabulous! I wore it with a green turtleneck bodysuit underneath, LOL! Of course, my figure was different then than it is now, but that's why I picked out a straight up and down pattern - it will hide that which should be hid from public view :) I was intent on a read plaid material.
So, what did I choose? Nothing anywhere near the red plaid I'd envisioned. I picked a sedate brown menswear plaid. What was I thinking? And yet it is beautiful material and I think it will make a very cute jumper. Sooooo.... guess I'm just thinking up excuses to getting started sewing. Sort of the sewing yips, I think -- like not being to make a sure-thing putt in golf, I'm not able to put those first stitches to material. EEK!
I'm looking around the internet right now for jumpers. I still cannot believe that when tonight I typed in plaid jumper a whole host of sites appeared, whereas a few short weeks ago, when I typed in jumper and women's jumper dress no plaids appeared! Duh!
Here are some jumpers that I sure hope mine doesn't turn out looking like!
|I think this jumper has a lot going for it - it has |
great style and the plaid is bold which I like, but the pockets,
oh my, the pockets - way too big and placed too high, totally
ruins the proportions of an otherwise excellent jumper!
|This is just ugly. I didn't like the dropped waist style when it was |
"in fashion" and it still sucks now. This dress is also poorly
stitched - look at the dip right in the waist seam right at the front!
|Awful! Like a potato sack and the plaid is ugly, too.|
Shoulders are too broad, the v-neck is cut too shallow,
and the light-weight cotton does not have a decent drape.
|I love the cut of this jumper and it has excellent|
tailoring - the buttons down the front add a nice touch.
The plaid is conservative (like the one I chose) and
will work perfectly in a business setting with the
|Ohmygoddess, how cute is this! I love the tartan|
plaid and the bow tied front is just gorgeous! I don't
think I can carry off this look but possibly a variation...