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Drafting a cowl top from Lekala 4004…

Added Mar 8, 2014

by nadinebennett

Ottawa, Canada






me-made-March day 8!

I reworked a dress pattern to make a top, reducing the depth of the cowl a bit. Turns our I took it in too much, but it’s wearable. A good exercise in construction…more on my blog:


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    Mar 11, 2014, 01.57 PMby GeorgieT74

    I don’t see any issues with it. Looks great!

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    Mar 9, 2014, 11.36 AMby Couture Academic

    Well done – cowl looks fabulous. I’ve never tried a Lekala, but I did download one…I heard they’re pretty good for fit!

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    Mar 9, 2014, 11.21 AMby Mary Athey

    Lovely top, i love cowl necks x

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    Mar 9, 2014, 06.23 AMby slmnstyle

    Nice top! These types of tops are always flattering, versatile and comfortable. Not to mention, pretty easy to sew (with a slightly greater level of understanding and sewing intuition, as you clearly have). So many fabric options to make it in as well. Love it. -Stephanie

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    Mar 9, 2014, 05.10 AMby Mokara

    I think it looks great, with cowl necks I usually hang an old earring from the bottom of the facing part so the weight of it keeps the drape nicely in place.

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