Saturday, December 5, 2015

Loes HInse Cowl Top

This is another TNT pattern that I've made before in both long and short views. It goes together quickly in all sorts of knit fabrics, including sweater knit, stretch velvet and interlock. This one is made from a cuddly cotton and synthetic sweater knit I bought from Casual Elegance Fabrics earlier this year. This picture of the collar shows the texture of the fabric in more detail:

My tracing of the pattern combines size Medium in the neck/shoulder area and Large from the armhole down. The only changes I made this time were to drop the neckline about 3/8", cut the cowl a little larger for the deeper neckline, and lengthen the body by 2". I wanted a tunic length that I can. wear with jeans or leggings.

I went from cutting out to finished in an afternoon, and really is an easy make. The pattern is still available on the Casual Elegance website even though it was issued many years ago. It features a couple of shorter versions too. I highly recommend it. 

Pattern envelope and technical drawings:

The garment pictures are also from the post-Thanksgiving shoot, so I'll provide some pictures of me wearing it soon.


sdBev said...

I love your version.

Coco said...

How pretty! I like LH patterns, very sophisticated and nice instructions and sewing tips as well.

Janine said...

Love it ! The fabric and pattern are perfect together.

NancyDaQ said...

Thanks! I will have some pictures of me wearing this up on the blog soon.