The first top I made was a long sleeve brown turtleneck top made out of a bamboo knit jersey I purchased at NY Elegant Fabrics in NYC. I made it to go with the sweater knit cardigan I made a few months back. I love the cardigan but the fabric feels itchy to me so I decided to make a long sleeve turtleneck to shield me from the itchy fabric:
Which then led me to make another turtleneck in a wonderful navy blue fabric a dear friend convinced me I just had to have (and she was right). It was purchased in one of those little stores on 39th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues that always has a "Going Out of Business" sign but never does. I got the end of the bolt:
All of the above tops are self-drafted patterns. They are sewn 100% on the serger. For the turtlenecks, I made sure to use the 3 thread overlock stitch on my machine. I believe this stitch has a good amount of give to it which allows the neckline to stretch enough to fit my big head (ha!). I used the coverstitch for all of the hems. I also sewed darts into all of the tops using the technique I wrote about in a previous post:
They are all very comfortable and great to wear by themselves or under jackets. I am not done making knit tops yet! I will post again soon...