Seeing Stripes Turtleneck

SELF DRAFTED | STYLE MAKER FABRICS

Hey Everyone!

It's been way too long since I've shared a proper make with you guys, so please, without further ado, meet my latest me made baby. 

This stripe-y turtleneck was made using my self-drafted spy-style turtleneck pattern, which I think I'm going to name the Lana pattern after the fabulous Lana Kane from Archer. 

Fun fact about me: I love cheese-y and stupid adult cartoons. I wish I could pretend I watch documentaries or dramas when I'm relaxing on the couch, but my favourites are cartoons like Archer, American Dad, Rick and Morty, Futurama - you get my drift. Guilty pleasures!

This time I added a few more centimetres of ease to the armholes and think the fit is even better than before. 

The fabric is a lovely rayon blend from Style Maker Fabrics. When Michelle was sending me the fabric for the Itch to Stitch Holiday Blog Tour I asked her if she wouldn't mind shoving a few extra yards of fabric I purchased myself into the mailer so I could save on shipping. I had always wanted to try her stuff before, but with the weak Canadian dollar and the intense price of shipping from the US to Canada (regardless of the seller) I couldn't justify the expense - so this was my opportunity!

Michelle ended up stuffing 4 projects worth of fabric (3 of which I paid for myself, including this fabric here) into the tiniest little mailer you have ever seen to save me some cash. 

It was ridiculously full.

I wish I would have thought to take a picture and show you! 

Anyways, I wanted to share this story with you guys to just talk about how cool of a lady Michelle is. She's really the sweetest. 

Let's talk print matching. Weirdly enough, my local fabric stores don't carry a lot of stripes, so this is the first time I have EVER sewn with stripes on an apparel project. I have to say I think I matched it pretty well, what do you think?

With my new short and sassy haircut, I have been LOVING turtlenecks. I've been wearing this one with high-waisted jeans or these Emerson Trousers at least once a week to class. It's the perfect cozy piece to see me through a winter day!

Sharing makes during the winter is SO hard because there is never any sunlight and its freezing cold, windy, and snowy outside. I'm slowly mastering the art of the indoor-photoshoot, but it might take me a while before it's super high quality. Thanks for your patience in the meantime!

Until next time,

Rachel

PS: I just wanted to take a small moment to thank everyone who's been joining in on Instagram for Bra-Making Month! Wyatt (my live-in boyfriend) is living two-hours away this term for an incredible internship opportunity and it's been a little strange adjusting to living all by myself. Growing up my nana was always home, then I lived in a busy dorm with a roommate, and right after that I moved in with Wyatt, so I've never really had a chance to be "home alone" before - it is SO QUIET! Thanks for keeping me company these last few weeks, I hope you know I truly look forward to chatting with all of you. xo

Creative lifestyle blogger, dedicated to the process of making new things and worrying about being perfect LATER. Lover of Instagram, making things, and wearing dresses instead of pants.

I post a new handmade garment every Wednesday!