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The Minimalist Cowl

Added Nov 26, 2009

by elainemay

Aachen, Germany






This is a simple top that I whipped up- a big cowl collar on a fitted sleeveless top. I love sleeveless turtlenecks! I used some leftover black double knit from my English Tutor dress. I’ve made the super easy pattern available as a free download on my blog (size XS/S). Yes, I will eventually put all my patterns up on BurdaStyle too, once I’m not too lazy to write up detailed instructions :)

Material Notes

black double knit, I think rayon/poly/lycra




Garment Type

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    Apr 27, 2011, 03.34 PMby shayedknits

    Thank you for the pattern!!! I love it. I just wanted to post and let you know that I made one of these cowl tanks and posted it on Burda Style.

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    Jul 5, 2010, 11.10 PMby daliashawky

    very nice ,adorable

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    Dec 21, 2009, 05.55 PMby Laura Jane

    how do you make it???

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    Dec 2, 2009, 05.13 PMby chocolatefoxdesigns

    hey. do you have the pattern for this?

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    Nov 30, 2009, 09.22 AMby lybu


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    Nov 28, 2009, 04.41 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    i recognized your work all the way back from when i first joined BS. looks beautiful & elegant as always!

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    Nov 28, 2009, 01.50 PMby A Sewing Architect

    Very good job! I love this top!

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    Nov 27, 2009, 06.38 PMby styles

    Great top.

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    Nov 27, 2009, 04.32 PMby jd98

    A great creation Elaine and the pictures are gorgeous! Thanks for making your patterns available for others to use

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    Nov 27, 2009, 08.43 AMby hajnika

    I really like your top,it’s so cut!

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    Nov 26, 2009, 11.58 PMby ichigogirl

    Very nice!

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    Nov 26, 2009, 09.16 PMby desu

    Adore the shawl collar!

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    Nov 26, 2009, 07.16 PMby heatherrique

    Lovely top on your very cute figure!

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    Nov 26, 2009, 06.48 PMby galatina

    Absolutely stunning!

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    Nov 26, 2009, 06.13 PMby frkbustad

    So simple, and yet oh so elegant!

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    Nov 26, 2009, 05.43 PMby mprevitali

    I like it as all yours creations ( I follow your blog).

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