I am doing a lot of things at once... BUT... I decided to blog about these turtlenecks I love.
I was cold this week and I wandered into 'The Treasure Hunt Room'. I work at G Street Fabrics-have a little Etsy store and make all my clothes. I found 4 sweater style knits and just bought whatever yardage there was. For a Turtleneck you really only need your body of your sweater length and the sleeve length. (1 1/2 yds) that is 27 inches and 27 inches on a 60 inch wide knit for my sweater. There is usually enough to make whatever type of turtleneck you want unless it is really slouchy.
Our store is in Rockville, Md and if you have never experienced it, you must come some time if possible. It is a big warehouse, with every kind of fabric casual knits to fancy dresswear and a Home Decorating Department where we do Custom Upholstery and Draperies and just about anything you want to ask for. But, just looking at the fabric choices is a fabulous adventure. DIYers are welcome.
I don't always use patterns, but I love to take things and mix and match like the body of one and the collar of another. Exchange sleeves or necklines.
My three favorite Turtleneck patterns are vintage of course, but turtlenecks never go out of style. And if they are not in a current pattern book, then you can probably find it on Etsy or Ebay or Pattern Review.
I purposely make my clothes a little loose fitting, because I am rather shapely and I don't need enhancing. I did turn the ends of the sleeves up on this and top stitched them as a small hem. The bottom of the sweater I stitched twice. I do not have a cover stitch machine, but I turned the hem up and top stitched and then stitched close to the folded up hem.-to give the effect of a cover stitch.
Remember I was using leftover scraps, so I used the full back piece on the fold and then had to add on the the front pieces and the rib of the scraps went in the horizontal instead of the vertical direction
Fur trim sewn in a circle folded over an elastic circle to slide over the cuff for trim that fits but is not truly attached.
Pants are my usual tubins.. wide enough to fit over boots, made like leggings but tube legs to look more professional, or in my case - more flattering than skin tight.