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Cowl Neck Stretch Knit Dress

Added Aug 17, 2011

by vicsguy2009

Akron, United St...






I used Vogue 1151, a Cynthia Steffe design dress. I’m not sure of the material but it’s mid-weight with a moderate stretch. She just loves this dress and wants a couple more in different fabrics. I added a couple inches to the length to make it age and office appropriate.

I didn’t think I would like the exposed zipper but now I’m a fan of the style.

They called for interfacing the cowl neck but I wish I had not used it. I think a softer drape would look better.

Material Notes

Moderate stretch




Garment Type

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    Dec 16, 2011, 04.05 PMby martinK

    what an elegant simple dress!!! I like it very much. nice to see another guy who love to sew!

    greatings Martin

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    Aug 19, 2011, 02.35 AMby erica-penton

    Gorgeous! I want one too!

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      Aug 19, 2011, 11.11 AMby vicsguy2009

      Thank you! Maybe she will share the dress with you. ;-)

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    Aug 19, 2011, 12.42 AMby peaches2218

    It’s really lovely on her. I think the collar is perfect. It’s not really big enough to be a cowl anyway, so the lack of drape is fine.

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      Aug 19, 2011, 11.10 AMby vicsguy2009

      Thak you!

      What style of collar would this be called?

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    Aug 18, 2011, 02.43 PMby vicsguy2009

    I’m really honored by everyone’s encouraging comments. I’m always reluctant to post projects not wanting to look too ameteurish.

    Thanks again!

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    Aug 18, 2011, 01.36 PMby Ricardo Abreu

    You rock it boy, she looks so confident, bravo. I love everything, from design to fabric choice.

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    Aug 18, 2011, 05.57 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    that is such an elegant and stylish dress! i love the collar and the color of the material. very nice details and so well made!

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    Aug 17, 2011, 09.31 PMby ichigogirl

    Ah, I love it, very nice! I agree about the exposed zipper, it works great. And I’ve got the pattern… thanks for bringing it back to my memory!

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    Aug 17, 2011, 09.31 PMby Testosterone

    Unreal! You’ve single-handedly brought style to Ohio!

    Haven’t trotted this one out for a while, but here goes…YOU WIN!

    But what did you win??? Why the,“It’s so hot, I’d wear it, and I’m a guy!” award.

    The award is office appropriate, just watch for their expressions when you tell them.

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    Aug 17, 2011, 08.48 PMby tinyskids

    Love it!!! Awesome dress. Great job.

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    Aug 17, 2011, 08.06 PMby wildflower31

    That is an awesome fit, she really looks good in that dress.

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