Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Commuter Cowl

A few weeks ago, Shannon from luvinthemommyhood came out with her first sewing pattern The Commuter Cowl. I finally sat down and sewed one up yesterday afternoon...


I cut up a scarf that I bought at Target a few months ago. I didn't like the tassels on the ends of the scarf, but I did like the print, so I decided to use it to try out this pattern. The fabric is very thin – like a cotton lawn – so this version ended up being less structured. It's more of the necklace look. It's such a neat design, with two knots and lots of options for changing the look of it.


Shannon's directions are really clear and detailed. This came together super quick, and for me to say that – as slow a sewist as I am – that's saying something. I highly recommend this pattern, and next time I'm going to try a more structured look with a heavier weight fabric. Can't wait!

9 comments:

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Looks great Gwen, I have been admiring that cowl pattern. Great accessory for this variable weather. Have a great day!

chris said...

I think this looks lovely on you. I wish I liked things around my neck...but I don't. :)

luvinthemommyhood said...

Awww, I love it! Looks great!!! Thanks for the kind words too, I'm so glad you enjoyed the pattern :) I can't wait to see if you make another one.

Darcy said...

That is really cute - maybe I'll make one for *next* winter since it was 87 here yesterday :-( And no, I do not live at the beach.

malia said...

that's so pretty and i am so jealous of your sewing skills!

Michele Pacey said...

So lovely Gwen. Your fabric choice is perfect too (as always, eh?)

Happy Easter, by the way!

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

It's really pretty. I love the colors, and the light weight of the fabric will make it more versatile for the coming summer months. :)

Alexandra Abarca said...

Me encanta, I love it.

Regards,

Ale
Costa Rica

Simone de Klerk said...

LOVE your version. Think I must make one. I always wear a cowl or thin scarf.

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