Finally Fall Garment Sewing: Named Paola Turtleneck
Sorry today's post is going up a little late this week. I got back into my knits sewing groove by making a super easy Named Paola Turtleneck.
The fabric used in this project was a STUNNING speckle knit from Blackbird Fabrics (aka my fave online fabric store) which is currently out of stock but she has plenty of beautiful sweater knits in the shop right now. The thing I love most about Blackbird (and Caroline, their head honcho) is that you can always trust that you're getting quality fabric that you'll love using. It's curated by a talented garment sewer, and you're never going to get a package that you open up and don't like the feeling of. This is the true benefit, along with economic stimulation, from buying fabric from small independent resources instead of your big box bros.
As for the pattern, I probably could have gotten away with using this knit pattern straight out of the printer, but I decided to do a little test on how to do a knit FBA with no bust dart. I used this great video tutorial from Vintage on Tap and it wasn't "simple" but it wasn't as difficult as I assumed. Mostly just time consuming. I was very happy with the result and in the future I look forward to using this technique on knit dresses (cough hint cough.)
Thats all for today! I look forward to sewing more versatile knits for fall, and I'd love to know what knits you guys are sewing this fall.