Have you heard the news? Mock necks and turtle necks are back! They are so in right now, I have turtle neck envy. So of course I had to try my hand at The Felicia Sweater! Our lead blogger Courtney looks so fantastic in this piece, you can’t help but be jealous.
(If you’re wondering about those sweet jeans she’s rocking, too, check out The Forsythia Jeans pattern on Mood Sewciety!)
I wanted something a little cozier, since most of my pieces are pretty loud statement pieces, so I chose this amazing Olive Waffle Sweater Knit. All of the waffle knits are so soft, any of them would work well. Courtney used a rib knit, and also recommended bamboo knits, for a soft and easy to sew sweater.
The Felicia Sweater was incredibly simple to put together! Mood’s patterns are so accessible, even as a new sewist, I feel confident that I can do anything with Mood by my side. And, as a plus size gal, I have to say, these patterns size up beautifully and are honestly very flattering. I made a slight alteration to mine, simply putting in a back seam to make the sweater a little tighter, but if you like yours a little looser and cozier, then this pattern is already perfect.
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I love how my new turtleneck looks, and I can’t wait to keep warm in it all winter! Of course, I’ve been flipping through all the Pre-Fall 2018 collections, so I styled my sweater with a dusty rose pinafore dress for that “it’s the end of September and it’s sort of cold out but I still gotta be looking cute on campus” look.
What fabric will you be making yours out of? Let me know in the comments!