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Silver Cowl Back Dress

Added Jan 4, 2014

By MegH

Toronto, Canada






This dress is the best of both worlds… comfortable and classic! I used our Jersey Cowl Top pattern as a base, and simply flipped it around for this back cowl style. There is something so elegant about a cowl in the back of a dress, and I saw a perfect opportunity when I made this pattern. I will of course try out this pattern with a front cowl because it fit so well!

I used a shimmery silver knit fabric for the main of my dress, and I also added a bit of contrast with a black mesh panel. This project is for my December Mash Up, so be sure to check it out for my full start to finish process. I can’t wait to wear this dress out on the town, and make more since it was such a quick sew.

Material Notes

Poly-knit fabric




Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    Jan 8, 2014, 02.00 PMby kelexworld

    lovely, kudos dear.

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      Jan 8, 2014, 04.08 PMby MegH

      Haha thanks!

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    Jan 7, 2014, 01.21 PMby hello Itsme

    love this look! kinda 80s metallic coolness! x

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      Jan 7, 2014, 02.36 PMby MegH

      Thanks! Yah it is looking a little
      Dynasty era haha, all I need are some big earrings to match.

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    Jan 7, 2014, 03.18 AMby izbott

    Cleaver & saucy! Muy bueno muchacha!

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      Jan 7, 2014, 03.42 AMby MegH

      Thanks so much!

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    Jan 6, 2014, 10.40 PMby MojoHollz

    Such a bold statement and so much fun to accessorize! (Esspecially with the black panel you added, this would really make a great statement necklace pop!) I like that you turned it around, the cowl in the back gives it a very elegant look.

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      Jan 7, 2014, 03.42 AMby MegH

      Yes!! A great necklace would be perfect, great suggestion :)

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    Jan 6, 2014, 04.47 PMby Tatiana Laremore

    Love the dress! Fun and feminine!

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      Jan 7, 2014, 03.43 AMby MegH

      Thank you!

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    Jan 6, 2014, 10.28 AMby filousia

    really awesome idea!!!!love it

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      Jan 7, 2014, 03.43 AMby MegH

      Thanks so much!

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    Jan 5, 2014, 10.21 AMby Mary Athey

    Now this is gorgeous on you meg. I love cowl necks be they back or front and i have made a few from burda patterns. I love the fabric you used as well. This is fun funky and fabulous x

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      Jan 7, 2014, 03.44 AMby MegH

      Thank you Mary, I love back cowls as well :) I love your description of it haha, I try and be that every day, Happy New Year!

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      Jan 7, 2014, 06.17 AMby Mary Athey

      Happy new year to you as well. I can’t wait to get my feb issue. The preview had some fabbo pieces xx

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