As I mentioned yesterday, I like turtlenecks. As warm as they are they can, unfortunately, be a little blase though…
Minnie is modeling a turtleneck I purchased this summer at a garage sale for a meager .50 cents. I liked the pattern of the florals on it (thought it was quite autumnal, indeed). Plus, it is SUPER warm! 🙂 As someone who is perpetually cold, that’s a quality I admire.
I just wanted to give it a bit of a makeover
I put it back on Minnie inside out to take it in a few sizes. Pinned down on each side, I got the fit I was happy with. Then, I cut the excess fabric off.
Run it under the sewing machine (Du Jour, it’s a Janome 8900).
I did the same thing with the sleeves because they also had to be taken in… At this point though, I still had a pretty blase top sans turtle neck… so, I assessed my “scraps” situation and began to play around with them…
I took a chance and made the boat neck into an asymmetrical v-neck. Right there on my dress form, I got my scissors and cut the shape I liked. Then I realized what I wanted to do with the scraps.
I sewed them (right sides together) in to tubes, turned them right side out and pinned them to my new v-neck.
Then I sewed them around the rest of the neckline with a straight stitch.
This is much more fashionable than the turtleneck (may he rest in peace) AND it still keeps me warm!