The Tarlee T-Shirt is our latest pattern release from Leila and me through Muna and Broad- until the 7th of February, the Tarlee is 15% off with the code TURTLENECK!//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
Last year, I tried to find the perfect turtleneck for layering (you can see my pattern comparison here), but I didn’t find ‘the perfect pattern’ that ticked all the boxes and became a tried-and-true pattern for myself!
One of the highlights of this pattern is that the size of your turtleneck is customisable and you can mix and match depending on your neck measurement and whether you want negative or positive ease around your neck!//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
Fabric: this whiskey mustard from A&R Fabric has a lovely feeling and isn’t itchy at all! It was lovely to sew with and has nice drape, but isn’t clingy. I’ll scrap-bust the leftover bits of fabric and turn it into more Kapunda Undies for myself.//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js
The top is long enough to be a good length for folks who like their to wear their tops untucked, but I’ll mostly wear mine tucked in (maybe a full tuck, or a french tuck)! Because the shoulder is designed to hit right at the shoulder, it’s great for layering under dresses or vests, but will also fit neatly under chunky sweaters!
I’d love a blogpost on sewing with merino. I have some good and bad experiences. I have a lovely Blackwood cardigan in merino. However, I have made two tops, using the Concord pattern, and in both cases they have stretched across the width (I guess because of negative ease over the bust?) and short in the length. I haven’t been able to find any advice on how best to use merino in sewing, so would love to hear if you have any advice.
I wish I had advice for you, but haven’t had any bad sewing experiences with merino- but I’ve also never made anything other than undies and t-shirts!