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Gathered Cowl Top - White Shirting Fabric

Added Jan 7, 2015

by Nokes

Ottawa, Canada

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Description

This is from pattern BurdaStyle 10/2012 #118B. I made it from a white shirting material with a slight stretch. For future versions of this top I would use a drapier fabric, as I found the drape to the cowl was quite stiff.

I narrowed the sleeves significantly in circumference, and I shortened the length of the top from the shoulder. I should have shortened it from the middle but I had already cut the fabric before realizing it was too long. Oops! Next time, I will shorten the correct way as I ended up changing the way the top draped unintentionally.

This top was my first project (!!) and it called for not one but THREE invisible zippers! As you will see from the picture, I did a pretty good job and would suggest to all those newbs out there – Keep Calm and sew an invisible zip!! I found this amazing tutorial from Sue at Connecting Threads

This is an easy project with endless possibilities depending on the fabric you use – enjoy!!

Material Notes

Inexpensive shirting cotton with small amount of lycra. I recommend a softer fabric with more drape – anything too stiff makes the cowl look funny. Not good funny.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Tops
Style
Business, Classic, Casual
Material
Cotton, Blends

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    Jan 13, 2015, 06.58 PMby Nokes

    Thanks everyone!!

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    Jan 13, 2015, 07.56 AMby yenny lee

    nice

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    Jan 7, 2015, 09.44 PMby Mary Athey

    This is lovely and good on you for tackling the zips x

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    Jan 7, 2015, 05.05 PMby liliv-1

    Beautiful!

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