Retro Restyle: Wool Stadium Blanket

by BoPeep on January 2, 2014 · 5 comments

in 1950s,Jumpers / Pinafores,Skirts

After many cold, winter days of just dreaming about this project…

I finally awoke to success!

I paired McCalls 3730 and a wool stadium blanket to sew up a fabulously warm and comfy jumper.  The pattern worked up easily with no major alterations.  I was smart enough to leave enough ease through the waistline so that I can actually breath and bend and eat.  And I even have enough blanket left over to make a matching bolero.  More pics on my blog.  Stay warm, Everyone!

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Shepherdess, retro-housewife, mother, seamstress... but labels can be deceiving. I also play the sax, butcher chickens and sing in the church choir. I raise sheep and bale hay. I sew from Grandma's patterns and drive a 1950 Ford Shoebox. Life at the Willow Homestead is retro right down to the 1947 Frigidaire!

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Snowma January 2, 2014 at 3:32 pm

I love this!


Siri January 2, 2014 at 5:05 pm

How clever! It looks so cozy ;)


EmSewCrazy January 2, 2014 at 5:25 pm

Hahaha, LOVE the photos! Beautiful job. I need a dress like this with all the cold weather we’ve been having.


CraftyWeeOne January 3, 2014 at 2:47 pm

This is fab! And your lounge looks so cosy – love the sofa!


Stacey Stitch January 18, 2014 at 6:14 pm

This is beautiful! Love the cut and he fabric, well done on a fabulous job :)


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