Saturday, September 10, 2016

A quick and easy Turtleneck

It was time for a quick and easy project after my last garment.  This turtleneck was almost completed before I started the vow renewal project so all I really had to do was hem it to finish it.  This is an old Simplicity pattern that I've probably had for 20 years or more - no number on it though - it was just a handout that I picked up at Cloth World years ago and they have long since gone out of business.


This green and blue basketweave knit I picked up at Mill End Fabrics in Reno, Nevada a few weeks ago.  It has a really nice feel to it.

Side view.  Nothing too special here.

The pattern includes little cuffs for the sleeve bottoms.

Back view - again - nothing special here.

Ah hah - but the hem is special!  Hemmed on my new coverstitch machine.  Just look at how pretty that looks!  I'm really liking the Janome CoverPro 1000 CPX machine.  I'm getting a better feel for it and could actually do a straight hem this time!

That's it for today.  Just a quick post for this one as it's nothing too special.

Adding this yardage to the stashbustin total:
Total for this turtleneck = 1.5 yards
Total YTD = 75.625

Hope your sewing it going good!

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6 comments:

  1. Lovely turtleneck! Sure you will wear it a lot. Love the fabric :)

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    1. Thank you Hana. Yes, I do plan to wear it a lot. I just happen to love turtlenecks.

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  2. I love your new turtleneck - and what a great fabric you found. I'm sure you will enjoy your new coverstitch machine. I've still to get to grips properly with mine.

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    1. Thanks Sarah Liz! There is some good info on pattern review about using cover stitch machines and a lot of you tube videos out there. I found both to be much better than my owners manual.

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  3. That looks like a top that could be worn in the UK, haha!
    A covertitch machine is next on my list. (after weve worked to pay off the builders!)

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