A few weeks back, the theme of the week for Project Run & Play was sewing through the ages. I hunted on the web for inspiration and found this 1940s McCalls jumper pattern:
I rose the yoke up a few inches, lowered the hem about a foot, added an applique heart with running stitches (so very 40s - they had so much patience for the hand done details back then), and put in an invisible zipper in the side.
My flat pattern worked out well for the most part, but the zipper posed a few problems. I hadn't planned on putting a side zipper in, so the seams don't match up at the top. Just nit picky things like that. Oh and the button holes. This time I mean it when I say I'm done with button holes. I am.
Other than those two things, I'm really pleased with how this sweet 40s Valentines jumper turned out.