This LL Bean sweater was my mother’s. I am using it as my first exercise in Jude Hill‘s Contemporary Boro 2 class. As a starting point, it has to fit better. I had already cut the too-long sleeves to wrist-length awhile back. They’ll need binding. The shoulders droop unattractively and I want to fix that. Today I cut the ugly buttons off and unpicked the threads holding in the tags, then created a muslin tag (rubber stamped with coffee pot) and an inner pocket featuring a lion, to reference my very Leonine mother.
Right now, I plan to bring that cocoa-colored Indian trim fabric right down the front, and for the wrists as well. Not sure what I’ll use for the lower peplum. Not the beautifully-embroidered indigo shown here, but something else.
And closure is up in the air now, too.