When a fashion item you love and wear constantly get’s an officially “on trend” stamp what one to do? Make one, of course. Early November, before making my kielo dress, I made Papercut Rise & Fall turtlenecks. They are called polo neck here in England and high collar in Brazil.
The sizing is generous. The ‘rise’ version is fitted while the ‘fall’ version is loose. I have sewn the Fall version on my usual paper cut size ‘small’. Alterations to the bodice were lengthened by 1 inch and adding a cuff/hem band. The fabric was perfect. It is a pebble colour sweater knit, which I bought at the secret sale. This colour works so well as a basic making this top very easy to style.
Add flare jeans+ shearling coat to time warp back into the 70’s. I confess I don’t have a favourite decade. I love how clothes details are influenced by the social element and re-interpreted over and over.
I got some white ponte knit to make the ‘rise’ version. I’m not one to get excited about making basics, but when you get so much mileage of a handmade item when there is so little time investment, it is kind of a non brainer to make more.
Now let’s get inside and warm up with a nice cup of chai latte.