So I'd thought I'd show you some photos of my new love and some photos of the other 'fair isle'--the Isle of Skye. When my sister came to visit, we were lucky enough to make out to the Isle of Skye and have fantastic weather! This is a photo at a viewing point over the island:
I'm wearing my Ness jumper with my 1940 Navy wool skirt.
It goes perfectly with my 1941 high-waisted trousers!!!
This is definitley going to be a wardrobe staple as it's perfect for all seasons!
To give the sweater a more 40's style look, I added shoulder pads. I bought shoulder pads at my local fabric store but used one of my 1940's patterns to cut it into a more 1940's shape. You can see the 40's style shoulder pad on top and the store-bought shape below it. I then covered the shoulder pads in a cream crepe-back satin fabric and attached them to the sweater.
It's actually a very subtle difference but I like how it looks (to get an idea of how it looks without shoulder pads, the photos on the Isle of Skye are without shoulder pads).
The Fair Isle design on this sweater is absolutely divine and in my favourite colours!! There's cerise (or hot pink), purple, light blue and a slate blue colour:
This sweater is also available in mauve and hot pink. Hmm...I may have to get this one! It fits in with both my summer and autumn/winter sewing plans as the colour mauve features prominantly. I find that I wear sweaters quite regularly with my me-made clothes--especially cardigans!
This last photo was taken in an enchanted location on the Isle of Skye called 'Faerie Glen'. Probably one of my favourite place in all of Scotland! It is absolutely stunning!!
loads of other goodies on sale--definitately worth checking out!
And now for more exciting news! The winner of the 1937 McCall pattern is...