Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Cowl Neck Top

Y'all know how impossible it is to come up with a pithy pun about cowl necks? Go on, think about it for a few minutes... I'll wait.

This post, in addition to making you think, provides a sassy cowl neck top pattern by Hot Patterns. (Via my exhautive online research, it appears to be offered for free!) And it's apparently not entirely impossible to construct. That is open to interpretation, be warned.

As it happens, I've asked for some Hot Patterns for Xmas. This vendor offers modern designs (based on designer patterns in some instances) produced on strong, reusable pattern-paper. The company is family-run - always a plus in my books.

I never thought I'd become the kind of blogger who notifies readers about free sewing patterns, but there you go. And for those of you who fear that I've become some crazy sewing lady, only to blog about patterns evermore, I promise that is not the case. As always, I give equal love to all the arts - and will continue to promote them as cool things pop up.

PS: Thanks to the talented Mardel for giving me the sewing scoop (ha!) on Hot Patterns.


  1. I look forward to the days when you take sewing requests. ;)

  2. You are doing good! I love cowl necks they are hard to master well.
    Stella McCartney is a dab hand at them!

  3. Mad Cowl disease? Cowling at the moon??

    I think I may fall in love with Hot Patterns. At least until I try to put them into practice and my woeful sewing ruins my dreams...

    Can't wait to see your finished product!

  4. Sal: It'll be sooner than you think - I want to make stuff for everyone!!

    Kate: Stella does them (and everything) so well...

    Tiffany and Mardel: Thanks! Download now!

    Iris: For a sleep deprived mum of a baby, you have put me to shame :-) Excellent puns. I stand corrected.

  5. That top is great. I bet you could make a dozen of them for holiday gifts!

  6. E: Not at the pace at which I'm working! :-) But I take your point.

  7. Okay, so I couldn't find your finished HP Cowl by searching, but OMG! I might have to steal Iris' puns when I finish this garment. Brillz.