Thursday, 23 April 2015

KCW: A Deer Turtleneck!

I took a bit of time out from Kid's Clothes Week sewing last night to write up a blog post for Oliver + S but then got a last minute extension, so I quickly set to work and made a turtleneck top for A!


The details....
Pattern: Oliver + S School Bus T-shirt
Fabric: Superfine merino knit from The Fabric Store. Lovely to wear and so great to sew with!
Size: size 3 with about 1 inch extra hem length and about 3/4" extra sleeve length.
Modifications: I cut a super-wide neckband to turn it into a turtleneck. The neckband is also cut about 1/2" longer than the pattern piece
The deer is an iron on transfer. It was leftover from the beaded deer sweater when I'd printed it and then realised I wanted it to face the other way for the original sweater.

12 comments:

  1. That was quick and very pretty turtleneck. I need to dig out my merino knit from The Fabric Shop!

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    1. Thanks Sharon. I love quick overlocker sewing! And I love shopping for merino knits at that place, I've hoarded so many and now I'm reminded that they're soooo much nicer to sew than cotton/lycra. Bring on Autumn!

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  2. I thought I recognised this deer! The transfer looks really good. Love the turtleneck adaptation, very clever.

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    1. :) I'd laboriously cut around it ever so neatly before realising it was going to face the wrong way, so I hated to throw it out. I thought the Turtle/Deer combo was good for the Wild Things theme!

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  3. that is stinkin CUTE! i've never gotten iron on transfers to work well for me, even that TAP stuff everyone swears by. gah.

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    1. Thanks Kristin. This is Canon brand, which I guess I bought 'cause I have a Canon printer and I'm susceptible to marketing like that!
      The trick seems to be to trim really close to the printed image cause the blank areas aren't blank enough in my opinion. I'll wait and see how it holds up to lots of washing before it gets a recommendation though.

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  4. Love the turtleneck modification, I can't seem to find many kids turtlenecks in the shops when I need them!

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    1. So true. I made this is an evening. I hate to think of the hours of my life I could have lost in a shopping mall looking for a plain turtleneck. - not to mention had I found one, it certainly wouldn't have been wool, or it would have come from a camping shop and cost a fortune.
      Man, it's so good to sew!

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  5. This so sweet. The fabric store has awesome stuff and I love your deer transfer!!

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    1. Thanks Suz. Making your own merino winter layers is a very price effective option, and when I can hang out for a sale, even more so!

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