Guess what this yummy yarn color is called? . . . peppermint! I found the merino wool over at colourmart.com a couple of years ago. The cabled pattern was fun, and I finished the cardigan in late 2009, at which point it took up residence in my bureau.
The sweater turned out a bit larger than expected, and I never seemed to find the right dress or skirt to complete the ensemble – yes, it’s another one of those projects.
A belt, of course, is a quick solution for the fit problems. And most of the vintage style dresses in my closet have self-fabric belts that I have made to match, yet I usually manage to forget that they exist until I pull the corresponding dress out of the closet to wear. Silly, right?
So this belt was borrowed for the day – little miss 1955 is just going to have to deal with being separated from her baby belt for a bit.
And while the color suggests more of a wintergreen, I am now christening this my Peppermint Holiday Jumper (in deference to the colourway and my long standing tradition of attending Christmas dinner with a lovely British family, complete with Christmas pudding!). Can “jumper” refer to a cardigan or just a pullover? Anyway . . . Happy Christmas to you!
Jumper: Made by me, Symphony Cardigan by Martin Storey
Skirt: Banana Republic
Shoes: Nine West “Health”
Earrings: Genevieve& Grace Sterling Silver Earrings from Macys
Fascinator: Made by me
Nude Coloured Fishnets: Simply Vera from Kohls
Belt: Made by me, borrowed from this dress