Thursday, February 21, 2013

My Image Cowl: Triple the Fun!

I couldn't pass the opportunity by to make a pile of these cowl neck tops from MyImage's Winter 2011/12 issue. (P.S. The magazine only costs $3.95 USD and $3.95 to ship right now... what the what?! Go buy it already!I already made one last week and wore it twice.  I shook things up this go round with various sleeve lengths. This top is so easy to make it took me exactly two nap time sessions to cut and sew these three shirts (I sew while my 2 year old sleeps everyday.)  That's about  3 1/2 hours or so.

I LOVE this soft blue fabric.  It's a modal rayon knit with spandex.  I used it to make a top from Burda magazine and some undies that fit like a dream.  I have more of this stuff and plan to use every last inch of it.

The long sleeved version is actually a deep navy blue modal/rayon spandex knit... but alas my camera isn't top of the line (or I'm too lazy to change it to the proper settings.)  I will likely be wearing this one the most because it's pretty neutral and it's also still annoyingly cold outside.

I got this sassy black and white zig zag knit a few months ago from FabricMart.  And I'm pretty sure I paid either $1 or 1.99/yard.  It's a polyester knit crepe.  So this top cost under three bucks to make (I'm including the cost of the thread and inches of interfacing.)  I was so tempted to make a dress with this material but I knew it would make my eyes go crossed if I was draped in that much zig zag pattern. 

And the retina tickling red skirt is a made-by-me garment as well.  You can see the original post for the skirt here.  It's Simplicity 2451.  I'm still a bit shocked that I like this skirt since it's pleated in front and I'm absolutely not one for front pleats! 


  1. Very nice! I especially love the long-sleeved one. The color looks gorgeous!

  2. You made some terrific tops! I'm sure that you will get lots of wear from them. You spent "nap time" wisely.

  3. I think the zig zag is my favorite. I wonder if I have the issue? Darlin' tops. g

  4. They all look great! I wish nap time was as productive at my house :o)

  5. I like this version of cowl neck top. Not too low or too high!

  6. Very nice! They look easy to wear and stylish. I especially like the chevron print!