I made the BurdaStyle Magazine: 09-2010-121 (Turtleneck Top).
I know it's Spring in some places, and it was Spring here last week, but this week is cold and windy. Plus I'm going up north for a few days and may go skiing (there should be snow!) so this top will actually get worn.
I traced the pattern out one night weeks and weeks ago when I should have been doing sketching homework or working on my stupid folio. (P.S. I survived another quarter and it's SPRING BREAK!) After I traced it, it sat and waited. It's a stormy day here in SoCal. so I decided it was time to cut it out and stitch it up. I just picked a thin jersey knit with some stretch from my stash that I got for $1/yd at one of the swapmeets I frequent. I really didn't have a plan for this fabric, so I'm calling this top a wearable muslin. I think I could have gone with a little bit more stretch, but it fits comfortably. I'm not really loving how it turned out. I need to take it in a little at the sides and the turtle neck is droopy (probably from me pulling it on and off a bazillion times trying to figure out if it was on backwards). Because it was so thin, I serged all the seams and used a double needle for the hems. I took some ease out of the sleeve cap and cut 3 inches off the sleeve length and didn't add a hem allowance because I didn't think I wanted a bunched-up-sleeve look. I sewed the sleeves in flat.
My biggest pet peeve with the shirt has nothing to do with the drafting or instructions.
I HATE SERGER THREAD. It always makes me itchy. I have to wash the garment a couple times to soften the thread otherwise all the seams itch. Is that weird? Maybe I should use wooly nylon in my upper and lower loopers from now on......
Here I am in the my turtleneck. I think It would look better with less ease in a stretchier knit with better recovery.
I feel like I made a Land's End shirt. Not to bash Land's End, its just not quite my style. I really don't like the fit. I bought a turtleneck for xmas, and the xs was huge. I could definitely take this top in on the sides some.