First things first - whether or not you left a comment, thank you to everyone for their prayers, thoughts and kind words regarding the bridge collapse in our city
There's been a bit of discussion lately regarding the return of the jumper. PatternReview had a lively discussion on the boards and Carolyn had an even better discussion on her blog after her post about jumpers.
I have already posted previously that I don't think the jumper look is for me. That wasn't always the case. Over the years I've had a number of jumpers in my professional wardrobe that I enjoyed wearing.
Don't believe me? Well here's your Flashback Friday proof (or Throwback Thursday if you read this early.) A 1984 photo of yours truly posing pretty (with the beginnings of the big hair, big earrings look) for a group shot for the company newsletter. The faces of my coworkers have been blurred to protect the innocent - although I'm pretty sure no one else was wearing a shapeless jumper.
Yes, of course I sewed the jumper and top. The jumper was McCall's 9213, c. 1984. Notice the boxy, no shape look to it?
I solved that problem by wearing the black, button front jumper with a narrow hip-slung belt to give that shapeless jumper some shape. I paired it with a cowl-neck knit top complete with wild black stripe and black peep toe pumps. Yeppers, I sure thought I was lookin' good when I wore that jumper.
So, what jumper is lurking in your past?