Friends, at long last, I have finished the jumper...I think. This garment was a major pain, primarily because the fabric is unstable, and let's face it, I'm not terribly stable myself. It's also a plaid.
Here it is with the blouse, but before hemming. The pattern is Hollywood 1321.
The jumper's not perfect but it's not bad either and Cathy will definitely fill it out better than I do. That center pleat has been giving me agita however; it doesn't seem to want to hang exactly the way I press it. How to do I capture the way it hangs so that I can press it correctly? Pins? I may need Michael to help me since if you bend to pin with the garment on, the pleat opens. Or should I just give up on a sharp pleat entirely? Are you supposed to tack the underpart of the pleat anywhere?
Readers, do you ever reach that a point in a project when you just have to say, Enough!? I'm at the point now. I need to put this one away for a while and revisit it later in the week. In the meantime I have a vintage Butterick coat to make out of an old wool blanket.
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