Elliot Sweater & Tee
Can we talk turtlenecks? I seem to be in love with them now-a-days. For while I scoped out the PDF pattern seen for all the turtleneck patterns out there. I’m very leery to try different pattern makers. Why? Well, because some patterns can be a bit pricey- rightfully so of course. But there is nothing worse then buying a poorly drafted pattern, or a pattern that you’re just not in love with at the end of the day. So when one of your favorite pattern makers rolls out a sweater with a multi view turtleneck option, you buy it.
Elliot Sweater by Helen’s Closet was my knight in shining armor in my pattern search. When you have multiple neckline and bodice length options it really leaves you endless possibilities to get creative with your wardrobe. One of my favorite things about Helen’s patterns is the detail. Between the amazing direction booklet, the detailed markings on the pattern pieces, and the very clear line drawings- it makes it very easy to say her patterns are by far one of my favorite to work with.
The first Elliot Sweater that I made was View A which has the high neck line and a high-low hemline (LOVE!).
Now I’ll be honest, when I constructed my View A version I tried it on after sewing up the sides, my split hem at my naval. I knew that wasn’t right. So after sitting and thinking about what I did wrong, it dawned on me that since I lengthened the pattern (the norm for me) I forgot to change the split hemline mark. It was an easy fix, I just had to sew down the bodice the amount I lengthened the pattern and called it a day!
I am so happy how my first Elliot Sweater turned out. I used this beautiful Biscuit color rib knit from The Fab Clique (affiliate link). This is actually one of the featured fabrics in their Solid Essentials subscription. I love that they do a solids subscription because solids build a fantastic base for your wardrobe!
My second Elliot Sweater fed my crop top addiction. I opted for View B which is a crop top, and the medium height neckline. I love that everything is on the exact pattern pieces that I used for my first version so there was no reprinting! View B was a walk in the park to sew up, so easy but so satisfying! Once again I used this fabulous Marsala rib knit from The Fab Clique (affiliate link). The Marsala color is a.m.a.z.i.n.g!! I actually asked my husband if he airbrushed my face when he edited my photos(HAHA)- he did not- the color just really agreed with my skin tone I guess!
The only bad thing about Elliot Sweater? I just want to buy all the fabric for more! Every rib knit I see, I've been scooping up for more Elliots. I still need to make View C which is the tee shirt version, I foresee that in my future makes!
Thanks for reading and Happy Sewing!