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Cowl Tank from 10/2014

Added Jun 25, 2015

by SunnySewing

La Crosse, Wisco...






I love the look of this long-sleeve cowl tee from 10/2014 (#103) but couldn’t understand the directions when putting it together the first time. I ended up buying the video and watching how Burda assembled it. In the video the gal mentions turning it into a tank – awesome idea! I sewed this up the same day. It turned out great and I love it!

Material Notes

The pattern states to add 5/8” seam to the back neck but then later tells you to trim it to 3/8”. So I just made it 3/8” to start with.
I sewed a 38 in the shoulder and high bust, 40 in the bust, and 42 in the waist/hip. I also added 1/2” to the back hip only (to accommodate for my large rear)
I them measured the flat pattern and was happy with the results.
Gosh I love a cowl neck top. I’ll admit that my cotton/lycra was a bit stiff for the cowl but I still love it.
Fabric: 1 yard of Jade cotton lycra from Purpleseamstress.com $6.50
I tacked down (hand sewed) where the back crosses over the front by my neck. I found that without the tack the front didn’t like to lay right – it kept slipping to the armpit. I also took 2” off the hem – it was super long (I’m 5’7”). I think it turned out great in fit and I can’t wait to try it in an ITY.




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    Jun 27, 2015, 02.38 AMby RedBelka

    Looks very nice!

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    Jun 26, 2015, 02.52 PMby Mary Athey

    This is lovely and such a great colour on.you. I love cowl neck tops and dresses x

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