INTRODUCING THE (FREE!) MONROE TURTLENECK PATTERN

Meet our latest pattern – the Monroe Turtleneck! Featuring drop shoulders, a turtleneck collar and optional three quarter or full length fitted sleeves, Monroe is a super quick and super stylish sewing project.

This top was unquestionably inspired by our (and your!) favourite freebie pattern – the Mandy Boat Tee. Basically, Monroe is Mandy but with the perfect turtleneck. Oh, and she comes in three sizes. The design is relaxed, classic and comfortable and is really the perfect autumn/winter wardrobe staple.

Colette and I love turtlenecks. While some articles might tell you the style is back, we say it never left. There is something innately flattering and elegant about a high neck and I cannot think of a time when a black version hasn’t graced my wardrobe. Cue this photo (and this article) and our naming inspiration…

In one of our pattern planning pow-wows, we looked at how insanely popular the Mandy Boat Tee has been and got to talking about something that might match Mandy in its wide appeal, but be better suited to the cooler months.  Seed planted, watered and confirmed with this RTW inspiration…

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The neck is designed to be snug (but not too snug) and long (but not too long).  You can wear it upright or folded – whatever you prefer.

Suitable fabrics for the Monroe include stretch cotton, wool or viscose jerseys, lightweight pontis (this!) and knits with elastane, lycra or spandex content.

 

The boucle stripe (above) is called Brisk Stripes and my plain version (below) is made up in Bosley French Navy.

The Monroe Turtleneck is now available in Size 1 (XXS-XS-S), Size 2 (S-M-L) and Size 3 (L-XL-XXL). All sizes are included in the pattern. You can download the free PDF print-at-home/print copy shop version online or purchase a hard copy (for a limited time) online and in-store for AUD$15.

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