Last year, I managed (with a little help from cossack design) to acquire some milky merino knit fabric. I have been thinking that if I want to make all my own clothing I will need to learn how to make turtle neck, knit, long sleeved tops for winter and T shirts for summer (though perhaps it will be years before I wear out my current collection of T shirts–and people keep giving them to me)! I decided to try a pattern I bought some time ago. Then I managed to trace a pattern from a garment I already have and like to wear and cut one of those from the length of fabric I had as well.
I’m delighted with these results.
I also dyed the little samples that came in the pack, neatly enclosed in my soup ball:
This thread has since been applied to a ‘beloved tree’ banner.
That was all very well. I sewed my garment together, only to discover that I had succeeded in shrinking the fabric… and more in one direction than the other. In the end, I gave the garment to a smaller friend and she adjusted it to fit her. She looks wonderful in it! Now I am building up my nerve to sew the second turtleneck together and see who that will fit!