It’s always fun to discover what styles I’m drawn to each season. This season is all about chunky turtlenecks and ponchos. I’ve seen them everywhere!
I had some perfect sweater knit that was begging to be made into my perfect poncho. Rather than seeking out a brand new pattern, I went straight to my library of Made for Mermaids patterns to figure out what I could mash together.
Because I’m currently sewing with a projector, it’s a little more challenging to show you how I’ve combined the patterns. So, I’ve worked up some diagrams (below) to show you how to mash the patterns together!
The pink lines indicate the Jamie pattern and the black lines indicate the Aspen pattern.
Cut the front bodice of the Jamie, stopping at the outside shoulder seam.
Line up the shoulder lines of the Aspen front bodice with the top of the Jamie armscye. The shoulder lines will extend beyond the Jamie armscye – that’s okay! Just forget about the overhang.
Use the turtleneck cutline from Aspen. This will complete your front bodice.
Cut the back bodice of the Jamie, stopping at the outside shoulder seam.
Line up the shoulder lines of the Aspen back bodice with the top of the Jamie armscye.
Use the turtleneck cutline from Aspen. This will complete your back bodice.
Next, you will adjust your sleeves. The Jamie is designed to have a self-facing sleeve. That piece will need to be adjusted to a single-layer, lengthened sleeve. You can use the Aspen sleeve as reference to adjust for length; however, it is too wide to give you the slimmer sleeve that my poncho is sporting.
Here’s how I cut my sleeves. The pink lines represent the Jamie sleeve, the black lines indicate the Aspen sleeve, and the green line is my graded cutline. There is nothing scientific about how I drew my cutline! I wanted to give myself adequate room for my wrists and hands.
Don’t forget to cut the turtleneck pattern piece from the Aspen.
Now, you’re ready to assemble! You can follow the directions included in the Jamie, making sure to attach your turtleneck via the Aspen directions.
I opted to cut my hemline straight because of the horizontal lines of the fabric. You may wish to add a band or a curve… the options are limitless!
What is your favorite Made for Mermaids pattern mash-up? Let us know in the comments below!