This began as a pullover sweater with a wide ribbed bottom edge. Mother loved wearing lavender. It looked so pretty on her with her snow white hair, fair skin, and blue, blue eyes. Maybe this is why I like purples so well.
I began by cutting it up the center, cutting the ribbing off the bottom, then folding back the center edges and, using the blind hem stitch on my machine to make a shelled edging. I turned up the narrow ribbing on the sleeves and did the same shell edging. I used this same technique on the bottom. Somehow, it turned out to be a little longer in the front, kinda going down into a vee shape. I liked this, so I left it alone.
I added a button and used a hair elastic band to make a loop at the front neckline. My favorite thing is the flower that I made from the ribbing that I cut off the bottom.
I've already worn this several times, and people are either just being kind, or they really like it because I've had lots of compliments. I have a solid plum colored shell that I've worn under this, but I like it over the shell that I showed you in yesterday's post that I made from Mother's dress.
I think this will look good with black, brown, or gray slacks, or a skirt. (I don't wear skirts often, though.)
My Beulah is doing her job well for me, lately. She's earning her keep. I do need to make her measurements equal mine, but I just haven't gotten around to it yet. Her shoulders are exactly the right size, but that's all.
Something else in the purple family that I LOVE!
Below are 4 photos of the same bouquet of hydrangea. I LOVE hydrangea, and I couldn't decide which photo showed these off best, so I just posted all of them. This is from a bush that my husband's grandmother planted many years ago.
Have a great week, JULIA