Itch to Stitch Hepburn Turtleneck x2 repeat...

As part of the recent mini-capsule wardrobe I was working on last Fall 2018, an Itch to Stitch Hepburn Turtleneck was to be my final piece.  But pink?  Why did I choose pink?  Scratching head here..... but pink it was and pink it is.  Guess it does go well with the Burda Hoodie Sweatshirt...... but that wasn't a part of the capsule.
And precisely because the pink dumbfounded me in retrospect.... a lovely piece of ivory rib knit was picked up recently at Joann Fabrics and another, more 'mini-capsule appropriate' ivory turtleneck was made.  Oh dear, no current photo available to show you this one, so will use a recent one you've already seen.  Sorry.  A super quick make, the ivory version was put into strong rotation immediately.  Or rather.... worn almost daily because the soft ivory goes with e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g!    This fabric is the best.  So soft, yet keeps it shape well.
Jacket, Skirt
Two tops were made last year (2018), below, and all the pattern details (and outfit details) are noted at that post, so I won't repeat anything else here because there is nothing new to add.... except.... I'd forgotten the fit is quite figure hugging and it sort of surprised me (again) but that is what makes it an excellent layering piece which is perfect for our South Carolina winter weather.
The pink looks refreshing under the new black Ottobre cardi.   The pink fabric was purchased from Hobby Lobby, I think, and it's a super soft, rayon spandex knit.  Hoping to get the Ottobre Cardis on the blog sometime next week.  ;)  (EDITED TO ADD:  All 3 Ottobre cardis can now be found here)
Might you have noticed the pile-up of projects in progress?  The pink polka dot will be the baby quilt I spoke about in the last post.
And my little box.  This little box is ever so special to me as it belonged to my Alabama great-grandmother possibly dating back to the 1940s?  She must not have used it much, because it's in fabulous shape.....
.....and holds my needles perfectly.  They are so easy to spot in my cluttered workroom.
"And they called it....
puppy love....."
Who remembers that Donny Osmond song?!!!   Ha!  Showing my age with that one.  :)
Our weather has been so crazy.... yesterday was c-c-c-cold, gray and rain, rain, rain.... with today beautifully mild.  Not complaining...!
Happy Sewing All!  :)


  1. That picture of Suzi is gorgeous! (I like dogs...). What a lovely montage of photos - and everything goes together nicely...all sorts of pinks...not coincidence, I am sure! Love your special little container, and the memories it brings.

    1. Thank you for noticing Sarah Liz!! Suzi is such a good companion for me. :)

  2. I'm so glad you found a quick, useful pattern in that turtleneck. I predict a few more of them in your future, perhaps with a looser body so you can use it for something other than layering. Looking forward to what you have to say about the Ottobre cardis.

    1. Great point and is something I've thought about too as these do fit pretty tight. You like Ottobre too and I've wondered if you've made these cardis yet? They are from the 2015 issue. :)

  3. Love your turtleneck tops, Lisa and the pink one is beautiful. Love seeing that pretty box and sweet picture of you and Suzi ❤

  4. What a little treasure the box from your great grandmother! I love little things like that. I had a Donny and Marie Osmond record player when I was a kid LOL.

  5. A great layering piece is priceless in a wardrobe. Like you say they go with everything. The fabrics sound lovely to wear too and I'm with you on liking the look of the pale pink with black.


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