Sunday, June 18, 2017

Skewed Cowl Collared top


The other weekend I want away for a 3 day sewing retreat with the Australian Sewing Guild at The Tops Conference Centre.

I had taken a top that was cut out which I wanted some help with fitting and then fabric for another 3 tops.

On the 2nd evening I pulled out this camel coloured knit which I purchased during my US trip back in 2011 and had plans to make the cowl neck version of KS 3740 my TNT knit top. Unfortunately there wasn't enough fabric for the cowl from the pattern, but as this fabric had fantastic drape I really wanted a cowl neck of some sort.

You can see the fabric on the table.
Thankfully one of the ladies in the group had brought along her copy of Knits for Real People by Palmer Pletsch (my copy was in my bookcase at home) and I found the instructions on how to draft a skewed cowl collar (wow I just found this link) which as long as I didn't want it as deep and happy for an extra seam it worked perfectly for the amount of fabric I had.

The best bit I was finished by lunchtime the next day, very happy indeed.





How I wore it to work the other week.

Now to get photos of the other two tops I made prior to this one!


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2017 Stash Out: 6.1 m
2017 Stash In: 4 m

6 comments:

Dilliander said...

Your KS 3740 tee block still fits like a dream and the twist collar looks lovely, as do you :)

Therese said...

Very nicely done as always.....and looks great on you!

fadanista.com said...

This twisted cowl looks great; how wonderful that you were able to get exactly what you wanted. Where would we be without our sewing friends? Another lovely top.

Sigrid said...

Good use of the yardage you had available, looking great.

Siobhan (Chronically Siobhan) said...

Hi Sharon, I just found your blog through the Pattern Review Aussie forum. Love this top on you and I think the colour is very flattering.

kaka small said...

Good post!we love visiting in your blog...we will come back soon.
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