I have a lot of ideas on cowls. I thought I would go with the book for the first one. I used the striped french terry I had just enough left for from this project and this project.
but instead of a pocket on the front I put mine in the side seams. I think the best thing that I have heard about this was from my mom. The woman who taught me to reuse, reduce and recycle with your sewing machine:
"what d'ya think Mom?"
"my top. what do you think of it?"
"that's really cute. Did you find that used or get it new from Anthropologie?"
" No this is the one I made." big smile
"oh! You are really getting better at this!"
I even managed to line up my stripes. AGAIN!
I also did a cowl cardi/wrap thingy, and I have a bunch of refashion ideas coming up next week, as well as a refashion for the oldest boy that was inspired by Venus and Rachael doing kiddo cowls!
are you inspired to stitch up your own cowl neck duffle?? we would love for you to sew along with us (merrily, even).
but before you start stitching, a bit more inspiration to share. i'm excited to announce that this month's fabulous guest poster in our merrily we sew along series is...
Venus of Suburbia Soup!
speaking of prizes, episode two: cowl neck duffle is sponsored by the very lovely Figgy's, Sew Well Maide, and Fabric Tree!
the winner of the merrily we sew along episode one challenge will receive two pdf patterns from Figgy's, an amazing handmade gift from Sew Well Maide, and a fat quarter bundle from Fabric Tree. how great is that??
so get improv-ing... i can't wait to see what you stitch up! just upload a picture of your improv placemats to the merrily we sew along flickr group by january 10 to be entered to win!!
good luck and happy stitching :)