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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Cowl


How long do you think the cowl craze will last? This pattern is out of print and yet cowl iterations keep popping up here and there.

This sort of cowl neck is probably an easier neck treatment than a neck band or binding. And then there are the raglan sleeves here. So...this is probably the easiest garment I've ever sewn for myself. Well, besides leggings.

Reviews I read suggested the bodice seam was oddly placed, so I lowered it about an inch and a half. I made it a longer tunic-not-quite-dress by adding 7 or 8 inches.


I loved this so much I wore it possibly to ALL of the events of the winter holiday season, so now I'm more than ready to retire it for a while.



But then, the cowl is so versatile, maybe wearing it like this could revive my interest.



Anyway, Vogue 8634 is a great pattern - comfortable and easy to sew.
My black leggings are the "Treviso Leggings" from Ottobre 2-2011-6.

19 comments:

  1. I'll take over your cowl neckline trend once it gets colder here. This is a great version on you. Love it.

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    1. Thanks, I enjoyed it a lot this past season. I'm happy to hand the cold weather to you for a while!

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  2. Oh, I love it! Lovely colour and slim shape. I prefer cowl to polo necks on my figure - for some reason, I feel feminine when wearing them!

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    1. Thanks, Philippa! The more dramatic cowls are kind of like a cozy scarf to me.

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  3. This is cute! And I have this same pattern but haven't made it yet. If the cowlneck is still around in the fall, it will be the first on my list.

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    1. Thanks, Shirley. It was a very easy make and I can see myself whipping another one up.

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  4. hahahahaha. OMG that shot of the pointy cowl kills me. I love it. I can see why you wore it lots: it looks flattering, looks comfortable, and looks like it washes well. 3 wins in my book!

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    1. What, I shouldn't wear it like that ? hahaha. With all the 3 wins you mentioned, plus super easy to sew, hopefully I still managed to pull off slightly sophisticated (:

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  5. Your cowl looks very nice. They were in fashion back when I was in college, which was 25 years ago, so if you keep it long enough, it will come back! LOL

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    1. Thanks, Kathy! I think you're right; it'll come back in fashion eventually. That's not always a good thing, ha!

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  6. I hope the cowl trend never dies! Love it. And love those raglan sleeves. Great job Joy

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    1. I hope not! It's not showing any signs of decline yet.

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  7. The soft cowl looks pretty. How did you make to cowl stand ? That's a cool pic!

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    1. Thanks, Erin. It's standing on its own - it wouldn't stay there for long (:

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  8. Ha! You should definitely take to wearing the cowl like that.;) The tunic looks great, Joy!

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    1. Ah, yes, I will come to you whenever I need fashion advice :) Thanks, Cindy!

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  9. What a great style on you! Cowls are so cozy in the winter. Love this with the boots!

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