If I’m prepared for the colder days? Oh yes, I am!
In fact, I don’t mind autumn and winter at all. It’s great to put on those warm sweaters, tunics and stockings!
I chose the Nivalis to complement my winter wardrobe. It’s a perfect basic to sew and today I have no other excuse…Nivalis it is!
Beautiful Nivalis tunics and dresses are always passing by. Both the ladies and the kids. In addition to the option of color blocking, you can choose a simple neckline, hood or cowl for the ladies Nivalis. The kids’ pattern is slightly different and comes with a collar instead of a cowl.
And let that collar be EXACTLY what I wanted on my Nivalis!
With the tunic version and that beautiful collar in mind, I went looking for a perfect fabric match. The design asks for a knit or jersey with a minimum of 30% stretch. A good drape is recommended. My choice went to this soft Cherry Picking sweat. I love the color combination of black with the pink flowers.
The Sofilantjes instructions are, as always, very thorough with step by step instructions and it was no different with the Nivalis.
How did I construct the collar?
I based myself on the kids pattern and printed the neckline and cowl of the largest size (164). I measured the length of the neckline and compared it with the collar part. Indeed, the length of the neckline corresponds to twice the collar part on the fold. For my size 42 (blended to a 44 in the waist) I drew a new collar pattern part with length 28 cm/ 11” and height 25 cm/ 9.8”.
As the collar needs two pattern pieces, also a collar placket, I took the same height (25 cm/9.8”). For the width I cut a piece of 7 cm or 2.8”.
The construction of the collar was just the same as in the kids version.
Of course you can play with the size of the collar. If you want it larger, you can increase the height.
For the finishing touch I needed three buttons in my opinion. These three pink buttons are a perfect finishing touch for my collar. I didn’t made button holes so these buttons are just decorative but I like it!
I’m so happy with my Nivalis!
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