Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Cashmerette Pembroke Tunic in a Wool Knit

I've been looking for a turtleneck pattern that I wouldn't have to do a lot of work on.  The Pembroke pattern while not a true turtleneck, is close enough for me to use to make a couple of layering pieces this fall/winter.


This is a simple sew. I used the shoulder seams for size 22, bust and waist size 24 and hip size 26. The bust cup is a C/D.

The fabric is from Gaylen's fabric collection. She was going to add it to her pile of giveaway fabric for the Baltimore Destash. I rescued it instead! It's a panel border print wool knit that I used 2.5 panels for the tunic.

I added seam tape to the shoulder seams and used a double needle to sew the sleeve and bottom hems. That's the only construction information, so a few pictures.




This was my trial make. I'm going to make a couple of adjustments to the pattern (shoulder, widthwise and length) then make a few more. This top will make a great layering piece for winter and its just what I need to add to my wardrobe.

Here it is with one of my first Simplicity 8059 cardigans and how I will wear it.


This version is a great jump off for future makes. I'm sure a few more will show up here in the upcoming months!


...as always more later!






15 comments:

  1. Dang. That looks smashing on you. It's utterly perfect; the length, the sleeves, the print, the smile on your face.
    Dang. Well done, lady.

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  2. That's a great shirt! I have trouble w/turtlenecks b/c I always feel they are squeezing my neck! This one looks comfortable. You look great in your outfit, too!! Inspiring!

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    1. Claire - its not a true turtleneck. It has a little looseness to it which makes it the perfect turtleneck tunic. I love it and recommend you trying it yourself.

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  3. You look great in this top ! Another great outfit!

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  4. Looks great!

    I absolutely adore wool knit!

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    1. Isn't wool knit just the best! I'm scrounging the collection for some other knits. I know I have a couple pcs of merino knits and another wool knit for more of these tops. Definitely making more.

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  5. great fabric save and it looks really nice on you

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    1. Beth - can you believe she was giving that away! It was a definite win for me!

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  6. Great layering top - love that fabric...and your hair looks terrific!

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    1. Thanks Arly for admiring my hair. My daughter added some extra curls to it to make it bouncier. I'm loving it this length and don't think I'm growing it back out.

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  7. I love basics! Yours is so pretty, and it looks really nice paired with the cardigan!

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  8. So cute! Love the use of the print.

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