Springtime Sewing in Winter Part 1…

I made three tops (much needed) over the past couple of weeks. Two were from Kwik Sew 2948 and one was from McCall’s 6613 (I’ll get to this one in the next post).


The Kwik Sew was used to make two sleeveless turtlenecks, which are GREAT for layering. When I was younger, I used to wonder what was the point of having a sleeveless turtleneck. After all, weren’t turtlenecks made to keep you warm? Well, now in my 50’s, I totally get it. You can stay warm, but not overheat. You can also stay cool, but not cold if used as a layer.

The red is a ponte knit, which was not the best choice for this. It really doesn’t have enough stretch.


The blue is a cotton interlock which was perfect for this. It’s got the right amount of stretch and great recovery. 
  


This top is super easy (only three pieces) and can be made from very little fabric in about 30 minutes or less. 

I’ve had this pattern for years, but it took the blizzard for me to pull it out again and finally make it. I’m only sorry I didn’t do it sooner! But it’s not too late for me to make more… And since the pattern is for a set with matching cardigan in two different styles, it’s very versatile.  The only change I would make for the top is to add just a few more inches in length. I think it might tuck in better or not ride up if it was a wee bit longer.

Also, I finally made a Facebook page for the blog. I’m still working on it, but it’s where you can find my blog posts, craft projects and any other fashion/sewing info I find interesting that I don’t blog about. Here’s the link it you want to check it out: click here.

I didn’t want this post to be too long, so I’ll post about the shirt I made (M6613) in the next post.

Until next time…

14 thoughts on “Springtime Sewing in Winter Part 1…

  1. I really like you and the red too! All the tops look really good on you and I agree about the length, I typically much like mine a little longer to! I also have this pattern and have had it for sometime. It's one of those "oldie but goodie's"!

  2. Those tops look great on you! And with the cardigan; super sharp! I now see that I need a couple sleeveless turtlenecks in my closet. Off to try to hunt down this pattern, and thanks for the inspiration.

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