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Cowl Dress 10/2012 #118A



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Women’s cowl dress sewing pattern available for download. Available in various sizes.

A bias cut, cowl neckline and small waist gathers all work together to make the tweed fabric appear as light as a feather.

Note: This is the same pattern PDF as the Gathered Shirt Blouse and the Gathered Cowl Top

This pattern is from the Modern Minimalist Collection.

Recommended Materials

Dress fabrics with some body.

Amount of Fabrics

width: 150 cm (59 ins)
length: size 34: 1.75 m (2 yds),
size 36: 1.80 m (2 yds),
size 38: 1.85 m (2 1/8 yds),
sizes 40, 42: 1.90 m (2 1/8 yds).

Interfacing, 90 cm (36 ins) wide: 0.20 m (1/4 yd).

Vilene Bias Tape.

1 invisible zip, 60 cm (24 ins) long.

Seam Allowance

This pattern doesn't include seam allowance

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    Dec 30, 2017, 04.57 PMby Adahkhan

    It great

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    Nov 24, 2017, 04.41 PMby MichaelReif


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    Jun 8, 2015, 02.37 AMby KIMAIS

    It is easy to add a slit to this pattern before you make it. If you want to change the sewn dress, I would do it like belira suggested: cut slit and add facing to finish it off.

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    Dec 1, 2014, 06.23 PMby Sarah-Ann

    I have this dress made in a wool fabric with some ‘body’ (like the pattern suggests), but I really miss a walking slit on the bottom of the dress!!! I can hardly walk normal or ride a bike! Am I the only one with this issue? Next time I make this, I’ll definitely add a slit!

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      Apr 8, 2015, 10.17 PMby belira

      I have seen methods online to add a ‘fake’ slit with a separate piece of fabric. You would just have to open carefully with a seam ripper the central back seam and add your slit piece…

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