Board Moderator Virginia USA Member since 7/27/05 Posts: 3020 Skill: Intermediate Body Type:
Date: 11/26/11 11:54 AM
I like turtlenecks and I like them to be snug against my neck. I just measured my neck and it's 13 inches around. The turtleneck pattern I have has a 16 inch neck piece. Obviously, that will not be snug against my neck (even though it looks snug on the model drawing!).
Can I just reduce the size of the turtleneck part to 12 or 12.5 inches without changing the part where it attaches to the shirt? I'm worried I'll end up with a gathered look where it joins. What do you think?
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SunnyAlta Member since 7/11/10 Posts: 346 Skill: Intermediate
Date: 11/26/11 12:19 PM
The tutorial posted below explains it best. -- Edited on 11/26/11 5:42 PM --
You need a turtleneck piece--in your chosen fabric--that is long enough to go over your head. If your fabric is not extremely stretchy, that can mean that the turtleneck will be looser than you like. You can check this out by cutting the turtleneck the length of the pattern piece, basting the center back seam, and then trying just the turtleneck on. If it goes over your head easily, you can then reduce it by sewing the CB seam deeper and deeper to see how small you can reasonably get it.
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