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Neenah Made Me a Turtleneck Convert

Neenah Made Me a Turtleneck Convert

It seems as if everywhere I look, I see turtlenecks. Whether they be on the cover of magazines, in the windows of shops, or even in the sewing blogosphere, they're everywhere!

As someone with a mild case of turtleneckphobia, I dreaded seeing that they were so trendy. However, when I first saw Seamwork Magazine's Neenah dress, I warmed up to the idea of wearing one. 

Now, having never worn a turtleneck (at least not in my memory), I was worried about whether I'd even like the silhouette.

Turns out, I love it! I strutted around, quite literally, once I made my Neenah feeling some newfound confidence. I felt fabulous and that was quite the pleasant surprise!

Anyways, I used my old Seamwork credits to pick up the Neenah. Although the dress is lovely, I knew I needed more tops so I cut the bottom off the pattern and got to work. It worked up wonderfully (and quickly!) in this dark grey ponte on my serger. 

The only issue though is how long the turtleneck piece actually was! I cut the whole thing in half and it's still quite long. However, I think it's at a perfect length for some flexibility - I can roll it up or keep it unrolled. I'm digging the rolled up collar on most days, though!

Are you courageous (or crazy!) enough to sew a style you've never tried on before like me?

Mabel and Briar: A Match Made for a Me-Made Valentine's Day

Mabel and Briar: A Match Made for a Me-Made Valentine's Day