Cowl Neck Vest Revealed

A few weeks back this Cowl Neck vest was on my Weekend list. I don't sew clothes very often but thought I would try again.
I had purchased the pattern Dan.a on Etsy. It was simple to read and only four pattern pieces. I decided to use a Chartreuse knit since I thought it looked like a good spring color.
I was concerned about sewing with a knit since it can move and bunch if you are not careful. It took me about 3 hours to complete (cutting pattern,cutting fabric and sewing) since you have to pin this fabric a lot so it does not move while sewing. I was completely impressed at how easy it was to sew and the instructions were simple to follow.
Now it looks like a big lump of fabric on the floor since I could not get a good photo of myself in it. But I got one of the cowl and how it drapes.
It is quite nice and would be lovely under a spring jacket or in the fall or winter with a turtleneck. One note about the pattern although, It fit me okay,but because I am tall it was a bit short and boxy for me. I think I might alter it to make it more fitted or it could be belted. I would possibly make it slightly longer as well as it hit me right at the waist. With the exception of these two things I would definitely recommend this pattern since it was well written and easy. The best part is that it only cost be about $7.00! and I have a new piece for spring wardrobe! Enjoy!


  1. Looks like a great vest and I love the color you chose!

  2. This looks so cute, Janet - you should have modeled it for us. You chose one of my favorite colors :). Hugs, Kim

  3. Thanks Kim, Maybe next time when I sew something I will model it when I don't have bed head! Thanks!

  4. That looks so cute! I love the color, too.

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

  5. this is way cute! i love it! i love how it flows and that it is a unique design...i also LOVE the color! thanks for linking it up!

  6. hiya , that is gorgeous love the drape and the colour , tfs iam stopping by from amaze me mondays ,i am your newest follower and i hope you pop by mine somtime and follow me too

  7. this is so pretty! love how it turned out!!

    I'd love for you to link this up to my new link party, Your Whims Wednesday!

  8. Stopping by from tatertots and jello. Beautiful vest!

  9. I think that is so adorable--I want to make one! Thanks for sharing at Beyond The Picket Fence.


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