After the mink-lined coat, I needed a seriously simple throat-plate cleanser before I tackle my next "real" project (which I haven't actually decided on yet, but is probably going to be a dress and jacket combo). So I made the turtleneck from the September, 2010 Burda Magazine.
Three pattern pieces. And two of them are almost identical.
I had 1.5 metres of a luscious wool/lycra jersey in the stash, purchased from my favorite Montreal store, Couture Elle. In about an hour, it was transformed into this top.
I decided to sew the top on my sewing machine since the fabric is a little beefy and serged seams would have been a visible ridge. I used a tiny zig-zag to keep the stretch factor. 1cm seam allowances pressed open makes for a sleeker garment.
high-waisted black skirt after a full day at the office.
In part the wrinklies are caused by the fact that this pattern has super-long sleeves. I normally shorten all sleeves by 2.5cm (1") given my short arms, but I decided to see how I liked these, since I can always make them a normal length (they are in fact cut shorter by about 3cm, due to fabric shortage, but you'd never know). The jury is still out.
I was wondering how I'd like the cut-on high neck, since I have a sort of a forward neck, and always worry about a neckline that cannot be lowered. There are horizontal wrinkles but I find the top very comfortable.
Here's how I wore my new turtleneck yesterday. The jacket is Vogue 1098, an Anne Klein pattern. I reviewed it here.