This past week I saw this adorable cowl necked hoodie by Volcom being worn by Savannah from Rolled Up Pretty.
The cowl shirt of my dreams has eluded me since I first attempted an Antrho top in THIS post, and then made the Comfy Chic Ensemble in THIS post. Neither of those attempts left me satisfied, and I felt like with a lot more clothing sewing a deconstructing under my belt, I could finally succeed. I’m quite happy with the results.
I used a really soft jersey knit that I LOVE and decided to keep the sleeves short so I could wear it on warmer days and then just wear a long sleeve underneath when it gets colder.
I was in a hurry to get it made, so I didn’t take pictures along the way. I can tell you what I did, though, and if you would like a more complete tutorial, just let me know and I’d be happy to have an excuse to make another one!
I made a basic shirt shell and added sleeves. I used my finishing touches on the sleeves and waist band (making the waist band about 3” when folded). When I did the cowl, I just used the same tips for finishing off the neckline. But unlike in the tutorial where I used a 2” strip that folded down and sewn became a 3/4” band, I cut a 20” strip that folded down to an almost 10” neckband. I made sure my neckline was a normal scoop so this would be a true cowl and not a turtle neck.
And I’m serious—if that little write up doesn’t explain things enough for you, let me know! I have already pictured a cute version with pretty elbow length sleeves. And it would force me to to get more creative with my fabric since I don’t know what knit options I have left in my stash, and it’s still September, which means I’m not buying fabric for clothes.
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