Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Pure and Simple Cowl Neck

  

I've been reading so many blogs where folks are listing their sewing goals for 2013.  Very inspiring!  I've made a few mental notes of what I'd like to accomplish this year but am too lazy to lay it all out and blog about it.  One specific goal is to make more basics and more separates.  I make dresses ALL THE TIME!  I love them, wear them and will keep on making them but then I end up at a big box store buying an easy t-shirt or top.  I want to stop the madness!!   

I picked up Vogue 8634 for three easy versions of a cowl neck top.  A basic with a little bit of interest.  I used a super soft and slinky white modal/spandex knit.  It's so juicy and delightful to touch!  I cut between a medium and large and it's a nice fit.  I think I could have gone down in the neckline a bit since the material is so stretchy and pulls a little more then most knits. 

There is a seamline along the front.  I nixed that and made the front one piece.  Modal can be tricky to keep perfectly flat when sewing and I didn't want a bumpy, lumpy bust.  


It took me less then two hours to complete from taking the folded pattern out to finishing the hem.  This pattern is a pure and simple winner.  The modal drapes so nicely.  I'd like to make this into a dress (of course!) with a heavier knit.     

10 comments:

  1. Super cute! I love the cowl neck-- it drapes so beautifully.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! I love modal knit... it's like butter!

      Delete
  2. I think I love every pattern you pick!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Looks great,, I love cowl necks, but I need the open bigger ones like this pattern has. Will have to try. Thanks for the great review, and the photos. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! It's such an easy pattern to make, you should give it a try.

      Delete
  4. Great idea to join the 2 front pattern pieces - less seams to pucker is always a good thing! The cowl line has a beautiful flattering drape to it on you...J

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks you! I didn't think that idea up myself... I saw another person who removed that seam and knew I needed to for this fabric.

      Delete