Thursday, December 01, 2016

Throwback Thursday #5

I made this top in December 2008. I'd just started working in the very corporate job and had to work Christmas week, though no one dressed up that week. I was low on casual gear so I made this sweater to go over a pair of jeans because it was a very popular pattern. It's Butterick 5247 - long out of print. 

When cleaning out the closet last weekend, moving scarves & winter gear to a drawer, I happened upon it and realized that it would work well for this job. My styling was a little thrown together in 2008 but here is how I will wear it now:

The original blog post details where the fabric came from and the alterations I made to the pattern. I made it again a couple of months later, February 2009, as a dress. That blog post is here. I wore that dress a lot in subsequent years on Casual Fridays, at the corporate spot, but it was donated along with the rest of my corporate gear.

A few more pictures of the top ~


Notice the little person in the background!


...and because no picture taking session is complete without a visit of the grandbabies...here they are running around in the yard. It was a little too chilly for Joshua so he stayed in the house.




Conclusion ~
It was nice to find this top and add it to my work wardrobe especially since I'm in need of tops & tunics to go over my RTW jeans. I've shown it here with a sleeveless turtleneck but when it gets really cold, I will wear a long sleeve turtleneck under it. 

I've purchased so many new top patterns recently, that I'm not going to revisit this one. However, it's nice to have a new top to wear to work this week!

...as always more later!





18 comments:

  1. A very good find in your wardrobe, it will be the perfect layering piece at work and also at home.

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    1. Sharon - thanks! I wore it work with a long sleeve ltwt cashmere turtleneck and it was perfect. Not too hot and comfortable to wear!

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  2. What a pleasant surprise to find a legacy piece that works for the you of now! And of course, the advancing granddaughter in the background is a sweet detail.

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    1. SJ - it was great to find. I was pleasantly surprised when I found it!

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  3. The kids are so cute! lucky find with the top too.

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    1. Vicki - I adore those little people and think I have way more pics of them than my daughter does but then I don't have the day-to-day with them!

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  4. It's so great to see handmades that stand the test of time and to see how older pieces work as styling changes. I love the necklace you paired this one with!

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    1. Helene - thanks! I love that necklace too especially since it doesn't seem too much for this work situation.

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  5. Nice throwback! I like your styling with the black leggings and boots!

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    1. Thanks Margo! Leggings and shortie boots are a staple in the wardrobe now.

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  6. So loving this! Such a timeless and well put-together look. The sweater top has great visual interest (a true art form in tone-on-tone dressing) as well as a very flattering scoop neckline, and you've accessorized it beautifully. Cindy (Creative Hormone Rush)

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    1. Cindy - thanks! After I wore it to work yesterday I wondered if I had anything else in the collection I could use to make another one!

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  7. Hello friend, It's been awhile. Nice throwback, still stylish, still current. I really like how you styled it for this winter season. BTW- Your grands are growing up so fast. Beautiful children.

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    1. Hey Cennetta! Thanks for the top love! The grandbabies are growing up so quickly...I'm going to look and they will be teenagers!

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  8. I remembered that top as I had made a tunic top from that same pattern around the same time. I think I wore that top twice and it was one of those fabrics that did not do well when washed. I like the new "old" top as it does work well for your more casual work place.

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    1. Linda - it was a very popular pattern and alot of sewists used it! Now that I've worn it again, I'm thinking that I may make another one...sorry that yours didn't last!

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  9. Isn't it wonderful to find something you had forgotten about and realize that you have a great use for it? It's like Christmas.

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  10. Carolyn, you look great in this top and I LOVE how you've styled it. It's a very nice fit. I love seeing the little ones.

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