I know, I know. ANOTHER turtleneck.
But guys, turtlenecks are totally legit. They’re stylish, quick to make and they keep you warm.
They’re the total package.
But here’s the thing. This make has a giant, glaring mistake. You probably have already noticed it.
That seamline on the neckband is on the wrong way round – it should be at the back not the front.
In the past I would have been super self-conscious about this. Worrying that it just scream handmade. Major amature hour.
But instead of being embarrassed about it I’ve decided to try a little experiment: I’ve decided to just own my mistake and move on. Rather than just focusing on all the mistakes and getting bummed I’m just going to try being proud of the fact that I sew.
Yeah it’s wonky, but I’m down with that. I mean there are worse things in life than a neckband put on backwards.
And you know what? Not one single person has noticed (or if they have they haven’t mentioned it). I guess even if they do I would say the seam line is a design feature. Which it kinda is – unintentionally.
Are you as bad as me in being a bit embarrassed about your makes? Or are you all proud and majestic – if so what’s your secret!?! This sewing less groove I’m in really has me hooked on sewing things that I can be really proud of (regardless of how they come out!)
The pattern: another Kwik Sew 4069 (also seen here)
The size: S
Modifications: I wanted something relaxed, semi-fitted and slouchy. So I eliminated the curve at the side seams by drawing a straight line from the under arm to the outer edge of the hem. I also wanted a snugger fitting turtleneck, but I didn’t want the hassle of narrowing the neckband and redrafting the neckline. So I took a shortcut and cut a 1 inch wedge from either end of the neckband. Not sure if that’s a big no, no, but it worked for me.
The fabric: a heavy-ish jersey/light-ish ponte from Sew Over It.