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!

Comments

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

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

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

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

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

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  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!

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  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
    xmaggiex

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  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! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/04/your-whims-wednesday-1.html

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

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

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