Sew a Turtleneck: Nikko Top
Meet the Nikko Top and Dress, your new layering favorite. With lots of coverage but a slimmer fit, it is perfect under chunky cardigans and vests or tighter fitting jackets.
The Nikko pattern includes four views, all with a simple and stylish mock turtleneck. Views A and B are tops with a fitted silhouette that is perfect to pair with a high waisted bottom like the Lander pattern. Views C and D are straighter through the waist and hip, extending to the ankle, with knee-length side slits to complete the dress. Views A and C are both sleeveless, cut to resemble a racerback, but with enough coverage to wear a regular bra. Views B and D have long fitted sleeves that reach the wrist.
Pattern: Nikko Top from True Bias
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
What you should know (or desire to learn): Sewing knits, flat-inserting sleeves, attaching a turtleneck collar, hemming knits
- Charcoal Heavyweight Bamboo Jersey - This 8.8oz bamboo jersey is beefy and flexible, with a significant stretch which makes it an ideal choice for this slim fitting top and dress. The bamboo is deliciously soft and breathes nicely, making it perfect for layering, plus the charcoal gray color will go with absolutely everything. An amazing wardrobe staple!
- Oxblood Modal Cotton Sweater Knit - This fabric has a looser weave than a traditional jersey, and the yarn is a little bit bulkier, making it the perfect combination of a t-shirt and sweater fabric. With rayon and modal, it's got great drape and a soft hand. And the dark red color is rich and saturated. Create a stylish sweater dress that will have everyone from the 90s jealous!