Saturday, 29 November 2014

Stripy Sweater Dress - Banded Cowl Style.

This is a warm sweater dress I made for a Christmas party.  I've had this fabric in my stash for ages as I umm-ed and err-ed over what to do with it. It's a lovely warm fabric! I feel like I can wear this an look nice, but feel like I'm wearing comfy pyjamas. Yay! I wish good stuff like this was easier to come by.

The neckline is a cowl - basically a long, loose turtle neck. I'm struggling to find the right words to differentiate between cowls. They can be so varied! Unlike my earlier simple cowl styles, which were an extension of the front piece, this one is sewn on separately. Here's a close up:


I'll write up the instructions for drafting this style of cowl tomorrow, and you can bung it on an existing t-shirt pattern. But for now, it's the party season, and I have places to go in my new dress.

UPDATE: Drafting instructions can be found here.


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    1. The colour variegation is a pretty neat thing. I was pleased I could get the darker shades around the waist, and the brighter yellow on the shoulders and hips. Yay for figure enhancing optical illusions! I wish I'd bought more of it.

  2. I love that fabric too, the dress looks wonderful.

    1. Thanks Helen!
      Simple seemed the way to go with this one.