I wanted my next project to be something easy, simple, wearable. A top that I could actually put on on a daily basis.
But all that went down the drain as soon as I remembered about Lekala patterns.
I learned about Lekala only a little while ago when Anne from The Clothing Engineer made a really neat sweater from one of their patterns. Lekala is a Russian pattern company that--get this--generates customized, pre-fitted patterns based on the measurements that you input! Their patterns are bought and sold entirely online. You order in through their website and soon thereafter are emailed a PDF pattern that you print and assemble yourself.
The first time I went on the Lekala website to
Lekala #5217, a draped wrap dress.
What a pattern! I love high necklines paired with big shoulders, and this dress takes it to the next level with horizontal pleating that creates a ribbed effect.
The thing is, I'm not in the market for another dress right now. What I did need, was a shirt. I decided to cut the pattern off at the waist and get rid of the pleated draping across the chest to create a seriously funky top.
Thus was conceived the most complicated black turtleneck anyone has ever aspired to!