I’ve been in some desperate need of some cosy layers this winter, and what is more cosy than a brushed cotton jersey poloneck?
Pattern: Kwik Sew K4069
I looked through the pattern books and came across quite a few patterns for looser fit cowl necks, but what I was really wanting was something that would sit quite snugly against my neck and keep the draughts out! Kwik Sew K4069 seemed perfect:
Based on the pattern measurements and finished garment measurements I cut a Large for my first version (using the brushed cotton jersey in grey). While it sewed up fine, the finished fit was not at all like the pattern envelope, and like I wanted. For this version, I took out a t-shirt pattern that I like the fit of and used it as a guide/check on the sizing and went with a medium as they compared well. I also drafted a cuff to sew on; this lengthened the sleeve and keeps the cuff nice and snug.
As per usual, the top is all sewn on my regular machine first with a stretch stitch and then seams were overlocked together. The turtle-neck seam allowance and the hem were stitched in place with the triple zig-zag stitch.
The fit is still not as close fitting as the pattern illustration would indicate so bear this in mind when you pick your size. You’ll need to go at least one size down from your body measurements.
Even though this pastel shade isn’t really the best colour for me, this has stopped it from getting a lot of wear as it works well under my pinafore dresses. A great staple pattern to have and easy to customise based on personal preference.
Total cost: £25.24
Fabric: 1.5m brushed cotton jersey @ £9.60/m = £14.40
Pattern: Kwik Sew K4069 = £8.99