WIW: Team Wear--another boucle pullover

After buying a cozy boucle pullover from Eileen Fisher last week and wearing it right away, I hit upon the idea of copying it with a piece of fabric I had been puzzling over how to make up. I knew I wanted a pullover, but wasn't sure what pattern to use. I made a simple boxy long-sleeved crew-neck pullover much like the Eileen Fisher. I finished it yesterday and wore it today.

photo 1: Today's outfit (for hanging around home): Teal boucle pullover (made by me), black lantern jeans (OSKA), black triple-buckle moto booties (Blondo), Czech glass earrings with tones of blue and green, teal and blue framed eyeglasses.

photo 2: Another outfit I might wear tomorrow: the pullover again, with dark olive slouchy pants (ISCHIKO), olive suede booties (LaCanadienne).

photo 3: a closeup, trying to show the earrings

Any thoughts appreciated!

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  • chewyspaghetti replied 1 year ago

    Nice job on the top!
    I think both outfits work, and I like the earrings.

  • Jules replied 1 year ago

    Effortless cool… I like first one especially because of the boot buckles and pocket/stitch detailing on the pants.

  • Sloper replied 1 year ago

    Looks great - both outfits.  This is a good silhouette - simple and interesting and modern.

    And what is the lipstick shade?

  • Runcarla replied 1 year ago

    I like the silhouette created by the top.  It is a good kind of boxy, IYKWIM, and the colour is beautiful.❤️

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 1 year ago

    Thanks, all!
    Sloper, the lipstick is Chanel, Rouge Coco formula, color Maggy.
    Carla, thanks for your comment on the boxiness. Because of the weight of this fabric, the top stands away from the body a lot more than previous tops I've made from the pattern. I wasn't sure I liked it at first. Glad to know you see it working! And on the color, the WIW photos are more accurate than the Find photo taken on the dress form.

  • rachylou replied 1 year ago

    Fabulous with the texture!

  • Suz replied 1 year ago

    Fun shapes! I really like the texture as well. This is a really nice outfit for at home. Simple, but makes a statement. 

  • pirouette replied 1 year ago

    I prefer your home sewn jumper to the Eileen Fisher one you are an amazing at sewing. Love the green boots too. Very cool outfit

  • Bijou replied 1 year ago

    I love it, the cropped boxy sweater and lantern pants are a fabulous match. This teal colour is gorgeous with your eyes!

  • Mirjana replied 1 year ago

    Beautiful outfits, everything perfect as usual. I adore the silhouette of top, gorgeous.

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 1 year ago

    Rachylou and Suz, thank you. I really like boucle texture; it's so cozy for colder weather.
    pirouette, how sweet of you!
    Thank you, Bijou. I realize this sweater is very close to the color of a dress that I made, too, and like mainly for its color!
    Thanks, Mirjana!

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    LOVE your attention to detail, Sharan! The sweater is KILLER fab with your specs! Super cute look :)

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, Angie!

  • Jonesy replied 1 year ago

    Ditto exactly what Bijou said! You look fab!

  • Sloper replied 1 year ago

    Thanks for the lipstick info - I'm always looking for flattering shades like this!

  • Jaime replied 1 year ago

    Gorgeous! Cut and color are perfect on you! I wish I could magically transport you here to do a sewing consult :) .

  • nemosmom replied 1 year ago

    That texture is so fun! Love the olive boots and pants - even your glasses are a perfect shape for your face. All around fab!

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Fabulous!  I am in awe at your skills.  Copying an EF top is not something everyone can do.  I have an EF Boucle cardigan in greys but now want a pullover.  

  • avicennia replied 1 year ago

    Oh how I admire your sewing, knitting, creating talent.

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, Jonesy, Jaime, nemosmom, and Joy.
    You're welcome, Sloper.
    avicennia, thank you. I don't actually knit; any sweaters I make are sewn from sweater-knit fabric. Never thought I'd see the day, but it's pretty cool that you can find such fabric and that it's not impossible to sew.

  • avicennia replied 1 year ago

    Sweater knit fabric sounds fascinating. I wish I knew how to sew — learning is on my list for someday. In the meantime I get to enjoy your creations.

  • Brooklyn replied 1 year ago

    Great work! Both outfits are superb. I would love to find some nice slouchy olive pants for winter. They would make a great change from jeans. Inspiring!

  • suntiger replied 1 year ago

    Love the color!

  • replied 1 year ago

    Oh I love this ! Quality boucle is not around much at retail which is too bad because it’s lightweight yet cozy and luxe . The whole outfit is really chic and modern - earrings and lipstick included :)

  • Zaeobi replied 1 year ago

    What a lovely silhouette on you - I suspect the boxy top works great with the lantern pants (despite it technically being 'volume on volume') because of where they both meet (around the natural waist). That's the great thing about sewing, I suppose - being able to customise your clothing to 100% perfect, instead of 'just tolerating' the slight niggles on '90% perfect' store bought clothes (let's be honest, it's usually more like '70%' ;) lol)

    That teal colour is the *exact* shade I'm on the hunt for as my 2022 colour - agree it's so difficult to find at retail! I know Seasalt Cornwall call that colour 'Dark Wreckage' for their Easel tops (below) - they even sell their fabrics on their website, but disappointingly they don't sell this specific cotton mélange :(

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 1 year ago

    Just seeing this now--thanks, Zaeobi, for pointing me to Seasalt Cornwall. I had looked at their site, but it has been a while, and I didn't know they sold fabric.

  • Helena replied 1 year ago

    You're so talented! Looks great!

  • JP replied 1 year ago

    I'm very late to this post, but still wanted to comment that I really like both outfits, especially #1. I love your boots with the buckles; and how great that you could recreate the jumper! It gets me excited when I find the perfect idea for a fabric in my stash ☺️

  • Kathie replied 1 year ago

    Love the teal and olive combination- a bit unexpected, and very striking.

  • Sal replied 1 year ago

    Great outfit! Effortless and cool.

  • Sally replied 1 year ago

    Great top and stylish outfit. I’m sure you will get lots of wear out of it

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    That pullover looks perfect for cool spring days.

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