I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! While my daughters and husband braved the Black Friday shopping crowds, I opted to stay in and sew! I'm not much of a clothes shopper these days- just prefer to the challenge of making my own.
It has turned cold here in Illinois, down to 21 degrees this morning, so I wanted something warm. I had 2-1/2 yards of this brushed microfiber knit in a pretty cranberry, that I thought would be fun for the upcoming holiday season. I liked Vogue 1197 from Sandra Betzina for the long large cowled tunic version.
|Vogue 1197 cover|
I like the huge drapey cowl collar. But, I would be careful with the fabric choice. My fabric is very thin, and I think that is good for this style. This pattern is perfect for thin rayon jerseys. I think that if you were using a beefier cotton interlock or even a poly jersey, the cowl and the sleeves would get too thick. The short sleeve version of this shirt shows a modified collar that isn't as big, so if I were to make this pattern with something thicker, I would probably use that collar instead.
|Extra Large and Drapey Cowl|
|Sleeve from the inside with clear elastic for the ruching.|
|Sleeve pattern pieces|
I didn't add any length this time, and it seems plenty long enough. I think I'll probably wear it with a belt to give it a little more shape at the waist, but I LOVE this pattern. Another winner from Sandra Betzina.