Cowl Neck Top Pattern – great wardrobe builder

Cowl Neck Top pattern.  Sleeveless, or 3 different sleeve lengths.  Got to make at least 5 of these!

 

Introducing the Cowl Neck Top Pattern.  What is it about a cowl neck that we all love?  As one of my pattern testers said when I was talking about my various plans for this pattern, “You had me at cowl neck….”  I think this style is just universally flattering for all figure types and shapes. It can look both casual and dressy, flirty or formal, sexy or sassy!

This Cowl Neck Top comes with plenty of options to suit every taste and every occasion.  Make it sleeveless in something slinky for a night on the town, or try one of the three different sleeve lengths is a soft jersey for something cozy and casual.

Available in 7 sizes with bust ranging from 31 to 46 inches.

Cowl Neck Top pattern.  Sleeveless, or 3 different sleeve lengths.  Got to make at least 5 of these!

You can take a sneak peak at how to sew the sleeveless version in this video, but of course full instructions for both versions are included with the pattern.

Pattern Tester Reviews

The group did us proud again this time around with some stunning creations in a variety of knits, both plain and printed.

Cowl neck top sewing pattern from So Sew Easy

Linda – “I love this pattern! I made the sleeveless but plan on trying it with sleeve. I made some from commercial patterns before and I much prefer your way of putting it together. I like your way of making the armhole facing. Less puckering in the armhole this way. Goes together easily, could easily make it in the morning for a evening date or event. It wears very nicely under a jacket or a cardigan.”

Louise – “Very simple pattern! I have made other cowl necklines and I felt this one was well thought out and simple to make.”

Diane – made the top for her sister with the lovely smile. “I liked the design – cowl necks are usually flattering to any figure type.”

Cowl neck top sewing pattern from So Sew Easy

Mariana from Handmade by Maryall – “I liked the fact that there are very few pattern pieces. I like it being so simple, that a beginner doesn’t need to be afraid of sewing with knits, if he/she uses this pattern.”

Geni from Geni Knits – “It is simple. Cute. Versatile and wardrobe builder!”  Geni recommended you fold the fabric and the pattern piece for the front and found this saved her space and made it easier to layout on her fabric.  Good tip Geni!

Judy from Stoney Lonesome Sew Works – “This is an awesome pattern! Can see myself making many versions. Also, with the video only had to look at the written directions a couple of times. Came together very easy. Love all the sleeve options. Very nice!”

Cowl neck top sewing pattern from So Sew EasyJemma – “I like the cowl neck and having the options for sleeved or non-sleeved.  I struggled with the video feed because my internet connection isn’t great, but the explanations were excellent.”

Irene from Serger Pepper – “It’s a winner!  It’s my style, but I didn’t own something like this… until now! You did a great job, Deby, I love this one!”

Thank you once again ladies.  I couldn’t have done it without you all, especially on this pattern which turned out to be quite challenging to draft.

Cowl Neck Top pattern.  Sleeveless, or 3 different sleeve lengths.  Got to make at least 5 of these!

Get the Cowl Neck Top Pattern

You can get the pattern from Craftsy.  Just click through from here to go right to the page.

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Sew the Cowl Neck Top.  A great wardrobe builder, and versatile with the different sleeve options.  Video tutorial, as well as step by step instructions.

Flattering, comfortable, quick to sew - perfect!

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14 Responses to Cowl Neck Top Pattern – great wardrobe builder

  1. misha says:

    That looks great. I’m so going to try this after pay day. Deby you have inspired me. I’ve signed up for some craftsy sewing classes. I’m determined to conquer my fear of knits and bias binding!

    • Deby Coles says:

      Yay, well done Misha. Most of the sewing techniques aren’t difficult. It just needs someone to show us how to do it. These things used to be passed from Mother to daughter, now we have these sewing experts online ready to help us learn and master these new techniques. I really hope you love this top, its been my favorite pattern so far.

  2. Looks great on all the models :)

  3. Lee-Ann Seid says:

    great look a style anyone can wear

  4. DESIGN AND CANINES says:

    Very flattering shirt! I like it a lot. Tricia

  5. Marti says:

    What a super cute shirt! Thank you for sharing it with us!

  6. I don’t know what it is about cowl necks either, but they are very flattering. Love your top!!!

  7. Emily Thompson says:

    this is such a flattering shirt. Hi! Just stopping by to let you know you have been featured at Nap-Time Creations from the Create Link Inspire party. I’ve got some fabulous fabric themes features this week. So glad to have you part of the group. I’ve spread the word {and tagged you} around my social media. Would love if you could help to spread the word as well. Thanks and see you at the party next week! Emily

  8. Brenda says:

    I love the look of this top. Would look great under blazers or sweaters for winter. I have a larger bust. Usually my size tops in knits are 48 inches. Could the pattern be adjusted to fit the larger bust by adding some in the side seams or front?
    Thanks,
    Brenda <

    • Deby Coles says:

      It already comes as a 46, so it should be easy to add just a little more to make it a 48 inch bust. Depending on how close you like the fit and how stretchy your fabric is, you might not need to add much at all. You could compare the pattern piece to a top you already have that you like the fit or, just to compare. If you do sew it, I’d love to see how you get on. Will you send a photo?

      • Brenda says:

        I will send a photo. I am slow to get things done so will have to look for some nice knit fabric.
        May be a bit before I get it done. I am working on a cardigan right now,
        Maybe I will have enough fabric left over from it to make this top. Do you think a Ponte knit would work?

        • Deby Coles says:

          Hmm, I don’t think I’ve ever bought a Ponte knit so I’m not sure what that’s like. So long as you hold it up and it drapes softly for the neckline, I think it should be fine.

          • Brenda says:

            It is a little heavier and thicker knit. I am not sure if the neckline would drape as well either.
            I think I will look for a thinner one that drapes better.

What do you think?