Sunday, November 25, 2012

Defying Frumpy



This is the cardigan from the Kwik Sew 2948 twinset. There were comments on some of the Pattern Reviews about this sweater set being frumpy and only to be worn by women of a certain age. Well, I'm pretty sure I qualify for the age bracket but I certainly don't see how something as basic as a wardrobe-building sweater set could be considered "frumpy".  Please feel free to clue me in if I am out of touch with what's "in"!
 
I finally found this out-of-print Kwik Sew on EBay, advertised as new and unopened. Sadly, it only contained the cardigan, not the shell, and the seller hastened to return my money. No worries on that, though, because I love any opportunity to use my favorite Vogue 1141 and it paired perfectly with the cardigan:


I used a yummy milk chocolate knit called "Opening Ceremony" from High Fashion and found some adorable wooden buttons:
 
 
I stitched with satin embroidery thread over topstitching thread to make corded buttonholes:
 
 
 
I love my new sweater set. Go ahead...call me frumpy. I'll wear it proudly!

15 comments:

  1. Definitely NOT frumpy! Your cardi and shell are beautiful, and such an amazingly great fit. The belt, also, is HOT! Love, love, love it!

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  2. More like Hot than frumpy styling. It's all about the fit and the styling which you have nailed:)

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  3. Not frumpy at all! It looks great and the colour is gorgeous :)

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  4. There is nothing frumpy about that. Lovely. Love the colour and the belt is a nice touch.

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  5. Really nice set, and I agree with my fellow commenters here: Not Frumpy at all!

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  6. You were oh-so-clever to spot that fabric. Yes, I take full credit.

    It is just perfect for you! No way is it frumpy on you. It is such a delicious color and sewn beautifully.

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  7. Nothing frumpy at all about this look! Love it.

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  8. Well having made this twinset up a few times, how can I even think of it as frumpy - as you say its just a basic twinset - wardrobe staple. Love your version, and normal you have Art Attacked it up.

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  9. I love your fabric and it looks very good on you! I found this pattern, though I've not made it yet. After seeing pdiddly's versions and now yours, I'll definitely give it a try. There's no age limit on frumpy.

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  10. Not frumpy for sure and the accessories and pairing with black pants move it to trendy even.

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  11. Definitely not frumpy. I have that pattern and it is a nicely shaped/ drafted cardigan. I have made the shell once and again it is nicely shaped and really really easy - pity it was not in the envelope .

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  12. You brought this pattern to life! It just goes to show that styles basically remain the same - it all depends on the designer. Fabulous!

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  13. Not with a belt like it! Great styling - you've knocked years of this ensemble.

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  14. I think this is a great twinset. Too bad the shell wasn't in the envelope. Love how you're wearing it.

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  15. Looks great! Could see me making a striped cardigan, or two, and pairing it with different colour shells. Hmmm...black and white stripe with red shell??...;-)

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