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Cowl Neck Top – Simplicity 1716

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Spring is here and brought with it the urge to make something lighter to wear in the milder weather!

Read the full blog post over at Minerva Crafts; here’s the link: –

Cowl Neck Top Simplicity 1716

Author: sewchet

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24 thoughts on “Cowl Neck Top – Simplicity 1716

  1. It’s lovely, and so is the sleeveless, longer version previously made. I love how you wear colour! I was also impressed with the tips you gave – I’m almost tempted to sew using a pattern again 😀

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  2. You did an awesome job on this top. I love the draping. The style of shirt suits your body very well. 😀

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  3. OOOhh I like both of those! So perfect for Spring/Summer! Wonderful job!

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  4. Nicely done, Sheila. I like both versions. Your fabric choices are lovely too.

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    • Thank you, I do love a bold fabric, although it does mean you need a simple design to show it off properly. I shall make more of these, I’m sure.

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      • In this case, you show case the fabric over the design. I like that. You are so good at what you do and have an obvious love of fabric. I used to sew at a theater costume shop, and made most of my clothes growing up. I miss the time to do that. I’ve made costumes and slip covers in recent years, but it has been awhile since I made my self ready to wear clothing.

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      • I had a period of at least ten years when I didn’t sew a thing, so it was nice to get back into it eventually. Theatre costumes sound exciting – I’ve sewn for an entire dance school show once, but nothing fancy. Still, as I’m sure you know, it’s good to know you CAN turn your hand to anything if you need to, even if you diversify for a while.

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      • Sheila, thanks for sharing that. When I do sew I realize how much I’ve missed it. Theater costumes were a lot of fun. Everything tends to be bigger than life. In addition to sewing, you learn how to distress fabrics to make them look aged or damaged. It was joyful work.

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  5. Such lovely fabric – love the blue/white print!

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  6. This looks very good on you – that colour is a winner. I’ve had this pattern for ages – I meant to make the twist neck dress version for my daughter – thank you for the timely reminder.

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    • It’s a nice pattern to make up, so you’ll enjoy sewing it for your daughter, I reckon. I might have a go at the twist neck version, but I thought the cowl would be more flattering for my big bust. We’ll see.

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  7. This looks great on you! Love the fabric, this will go with white pants, jeans and everything! I never really noticed the back seam line until you mentioned as the pattern looks pretty random. 😎

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    • Perhaps I shouldn’t have pointed the back seam out then – why do we do that, draw attention to the negative? I love the big design on this fabric, especially as you can’t see the lumps and bumps so easily:)

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  8. A really pretty top, love the bright bold fabric, a few more in different fabrics would be a great addition to any wardrobe 🙂

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  9. Lovely dress fabric and pattern ~ all very flattering for you!
    Thanks so much for the details of sewing up that pattern.

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  10. So pretty! I love the color as well 😀

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