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Cowl top - on top of Cowl dress!

Added Aug 31, 2011

by nonoshuk1

London, United K...






I have bought this material and thought the long dress wouldn’t be suited as it is so thin… So, created the shorter, but using more material than the original pattern.
This could also be worn on top of another Cowl dress, which I made, in this photo.




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Romantic, Vintage

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    Jan 20, 2012, 09.21 PMby numedezyne

    hey hun been looking at the pattern and unfortunately I don’t quite understand what you mean. luckily i found one of my old tops that has a cowl neck so am making a muslin of that, BUT if you do get round to posting the pattern alteration tips message me i would really really appreciate it. Thanks x

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    Jan 6, 2012, 10.16 AMby numedezyne

    i recently bought the MOST beautiful fabric i have ever seen. it deserves nothing more that a dress, the lady in the shop called it “traffic light”. It looks like a plain black boring fbric at first but when lights hits it at a certain angle it’s bright red and silver, this would be perfect as a long evening gown but as I don’t go anywhere to wear anytthing like that I thought a cowl neck dress. im planning to use the same pattern as yourself but want to make the cowl neck much lower and wondered how you altered the pattern to do this? and do you know of this fabric?

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      Jan 16, 2012, 05.37 PMby nonoshuk1

      Hi, numedezyne! Thank you for your comment! I’ve seen that kind of fabric before, and I’m sure it will look great on this dress!!!!

      Yes… it is quite easy to alter… when you download the pattern, you can see the straight line coming from the shoulder line – so basically, that straight line, is the length you want to control – so decide how long your cowl neck go down to, then the length from shoulder to let’s say to chest, then that is how long you should keep the straight line. If you want to make the waist tight, then you continue the straight line to where the waist is. If you want to make the waist a bit looser, then you can simply go down without making too much of an angle… mmm, it’s hard to explain without the picture!!!!
      I may one day post properly as a pattern alteration tips!

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    Sep 1, 2011, 03.05 PMby Douli Bee

    It’s adorable! Great job! :-)

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    • _emily_large

      Sep 1, 2011, 03.25 PMby nonoshuk1

      Thank you!!! I’m planning to wear this next week…!

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    Aug 31, 2011, 06.22 PMby cyndi-de-crafti

    Very nice and chic! I like the neckline and the flower belt.

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      Sep 1, 2011, 09.48 AMby nonoshuk1

      Thank you!!! I thought I wanted a little more material at the front, so just made it longer sideways..!
      Flower belt came from Sorrento, Italy and cost only EUR 5!!!

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    Aug 31, 2011, 05.39 PMby flowergirl22

    really pretty,, nice design,, great

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      Sep 1, 2011, 09.47 AMby nonoshuk1

      Thank you! I just wanted to have something I can wear on top of the turtle neck top!

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