Last year in october, I was lucky enough to visit New York to be part of a doll convention. My husband accompanied me for sure and we enjoyed our trip so much, we just need to cut capers whenever we think about it. Look what happened yesterday:
Naturally I had to visit the famous Garment District in Manhatten between Fifth Avenue and Ninth Avenue and 34th Street to 42nd Street) and I found this adorable black and white italian jersey. I just had to have it!
As soon as we arrived home, I made a pattern using my well-known sloper:
I just added a little cut from the center of the collar line to the cleavage and edged the whole thing with a polo neck. This polo neck is simply cut in the shape of a rectangle. The rectangle should measure the exact length of the neckline.
A smarter way
Later I realised it would have been way smarter if I didn’t open the whole cut (notch?) all the way from collar to cleavage but left a little “bar” (do you say so? I am sorry if not and hope you get what I mean… plus I would be happy to receive some hints towards the right wording by comment ;)) to hold the neckline together while I added the polo neck.
Here’s what I mean:
As you can see this way I just had to hide the “bar” in the neckline seam instead of wrecking my nerves not spoiling the whole thing. I added a makeshift bar in the end to keep me from screaming and worse!
Finally I added extra high cuffs to the sleeves and tadaaa… my New York Milan Dress all finished!
Hope you like it as much as I do 🙂
Have a nice week,
P.S. Did you see Rosi so far? Rosi is a boy of 7 and he doesn’t like piture taking AT ALL ;D