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Cowl neck sleeveless dress in jersey fabric

Added Jan 6, 2014

by lollipop31

Falkirk, United ...






I was needing a dress for a meal out and decided to keep it simple by creating this cowl neck, sleeveless dress.

I used the Burdastyle pattern Cowl Dress 10/2012 #118A. I mostly followed the pattern but made it sleeveless and because I was using a jersey material I did not add a zip. I created armhole facings to finish it off properly. It was a jersey fabric so I adjusted the machine for jersey so I didn’t need to use the stretch needles (thank goodness it worked as I never had any stretch needles in the house, so would have delayed my sewing!)

I tend to stay away from patterned fabric (I must try to overcome this in 2014) so I added a sparkly belt just to dress it up a little.

I was pleased with the finished result.

Material Notes

Jersey – viscose and elastane mix.




Garment Type

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    Jan 11, 2014, 05.53 PMby yenny lee


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    Jan 7, 2014, 05.51 PMby slmnstyle

    Nice dress! I’m sure you will find a nice patterned fabric for a project that will suit you. Prints are fun!

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    Jan 7, 2014, 10.04 AMby liliv-1

    The color is very rich and the dress looks great on you!! I love solid colors too:)

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    Jan 6, 2014, 11.31 PMby rita61

    Nice dress on you. I go for solid and printed fabric, depending on the style, depends what I’m comfortable with. :-)

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    Jan 6, 2014, 10.10 PMby sarahsdaughter

    You look great in your dress!! Well Done.

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    Jan 6, 2014, 09.45 PMby MojoHollz

    This is really lovely :) It looks great, very flattering, and you look fabulous in the color!

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    Jan 6, 2014, 09.30 PMby Mary Athey

    Its a lovely dress, i’m the opposite in that i love patterned fabric. My daughter keeps trying to get me to use more solid colours. I will try. I’m going to order some ponteroma x

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      Jan 6, 2014, 09.35 PMby lollipop31

      Thanks for the comments. I’m going to try and find a patterned fabric for one of my next couple of projects. Will see how I get on! x

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