Intermediate | 35 min 13 sec
Taught by Brittany J Jones
Sewing instructor, co-owner of Melanated Fabrics, and Husquavarna Viking brand ambassador Brittany J Jones loves a good turtleneck. If you've been skeptical about turtlenecks, this class will definitely change your mind; you can do more with one than you might think. She'll show you two stylish ways to hack the Georgia Turtleneck pattern, designed by Mimi G Style. The first is an added zipper, which you can install in the center front, the side seams, or even the sleeves. The second is lengthening the turtleneck into a chic dress, for which you'll learn some pattern drafting basics and sew a garment from start to finish. You'll be able to apply your new skills to future sewing projects that use knit fabrics, and if you're feeling adventurous, combine both hacks into one garment.
Learn how to:
  • Sew knit fabric
  • Install a zipper into a turtleneck to change up the look
  • Lengthen a shirt pattern into a dress with pattern drafting basics
  • Add an optional split at the side of a dress

What you'll get:
  • Easy-to-follow video lessons on how to hack the Georgia Turtleneck pattern by Mimi G Style
  • 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list and PDF pattern
  • Step-by-step instructions by expert sewist Brittany J Jones
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students

Sewing Hacks for the Georgia Turtleneck
Add a stylish zipper
Transform a shirt into a dress
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Sewing machine and coordinating thread
  • Pins
  • Fabric scissors
  • Iron and ironing surface
  • Stretch or jersey needle - Brittany is using a Jersey 70
  • Pinking shears or serger for finishing seams (optional)
  • Measuring tape (optional)
  • For the zippered top you'll need a finished Georgia turtleneck, 9 inch exposable zipper, zipper foot, fusible interfacing, marking tools, tracing paper
  • For the dress you'll need 2.5 - 3 yards of knit fabric depending on how long you'd like the dress, hip curve ruler, drafting paper or printer paper taped together, scissors or rotary tool for paper, pencil, scotch tape
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