The Princess and the Cowl
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you my second Renfrew: the cowl neck. [My first is here.] I was able to get photos in it this past weekend, but I saved them for this week’s Sew Weekly challenge. Those of us participating followed Mena’s “Make This Look” theme, which means we made a garment that resembled an actual ready-to-wear garment. My cowl was made to look like a tunic I’d seen Kate Middleton wear.
- Cashmere Cowl Neck Tunic from John Lewis (no longer available online – what better reason to make it yourself! – but it was £99, and then eventually went on sale for £49.50)
- Fabric: Organic Cotton SweatShirt Knit from FineFabrics.com (on sale for $12.50/yd)
- Pattern: Sewaholic Patterns 1201 Renfrew Top
And here is mine:
I just love it! It’s so comfy and cute. I’ve dressed it up with a skirt and boots for a party, and I’ve dressed it down with jeans for a hike on the beach. And, I was excited to see that it was yesterday’s featured garment on the Sew Weekly! You can read my full post here.
Well, I can say the same for her pattern. I’ve never owned anything with a cowl, and I was a little wary. But, once this top was finished, I didn’t take it off for two days. It was just so cozy – a pairing of the perfect pattern with the perfect fabric.
Also, this T-shirt is my third completed 2012 SWAP item to be posted to this blog. Eight items to go…
P.S. If you’re interested in getting this pattern, sign up for the Sewaholic mailing list. Tasia will send you a coupon for free shipping. It expires soon, so act quickly!