True Bias Nikko top – a muslin

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OK, please do not laugh at my pants or sleepy face! Focus, people! a small post about my muslin of the True Bias Nikko Top.

I discovered this pattern only a couple days ago, and I love it! Lots of options, and the selling point for me, a nice mock turtleneck.

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The pattern description suggests that the back on the sleeveless versions is somewhat similar to a racer back. I didn’t find that to be the case at all. It has nice coverage and a ‘traditional’ silhouette.  BTW, the pattern includes facings for the armhole, but I simply trimmed away 3/8″, and used self-fabric binding.

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Kelli suggests using knit fabrics with about 75% horizontal stretch. So of course I did my muslin with a remnant of cotton/lycra jersey, only 40% stretch. Well, I could not begin to pull the turtleneck section over my head 🙂 I modified it to be somewhat wider, just enough to pull over my oversize noggin. In the future I will pay attention to the stretch factor!

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Cute, right? Has anyone else sewn this?

I’m off to find stretchy fabric (the sleeveless top requires only 1.3 yards in my size 10).

Bye for now – Coco

4 thoughts on “True Bias Nikko top – a muslin

  1. I’m focused! I think this looks like a great fit. I love a sleek turtleneck, so I guess I could try this pattern sometime and just make it into a turtleneck. I’m anxious to see the final product. I also love that it has a dress version in the pattern, but I don’t always feel comfortable wearing this style dress as it shows off too many lumps and bumps. You have been sewing up a storm lately, Coco!

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    1. Actually a lot of things are getting posted, sewn earlier. I’m planning a long sleeve top in red jersey! waiting for fabric. I did another muslin in double-brushed poly, lots of horizontal stretch, and the turtleneck is perfect!

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  2. I love that it has a nice looking dress, and sleeves too. I am often inspired by t he things you make but as I am a lot chunkier than you they would have that same sleek look that you manage. It surely looks like a good basic design. I will put it on my ‘to try’ list.

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