Late last year, I blogged about a 1950s jumper dress that I sewed and I still really love that dress. It’s the perfect thing to layer over a turtleneck when it’s chilly. And it’s only early early spring, so it’s definitely still chilly! All it needed was some quick sewing knits projects. Which… I didn’t do.
But frankly, continuing to wear that dress a lot (and planning a similar one soon) meant I no longer had an excuse to put off sewing the wool and rayon blend stretch knit turtleneck that I’d initially had the idea to sew… about two years.
And so, that’s what I did in my latest video, sewing a sweater knit fabric and making a vintage style 3/4 sleeve turtleneck.
I used the Jennifer Lauren Gable top as the base for my bodice, a pattern I love and have sewn several times, but only blogged the first one I made. And then I hacked some other things together, along with the cut-on sleeve turtleneck I drafted for myself several years ago (but have long since donated, as it was a bad fabric pairing). In the end, I made a perfectly vintage looking, elegant and warm turtleneck!
Sewing knits is so fast, I always forget that when I haven’t done it in a long time. So I definitely need to make a couple more of these.
If you’d like to follow along with this project, watch the video on YouTube!