|Cowl cover up|
|23' by 68"|
Instructions: You need a 68-72 inch length of fabric. Cut it lengthwise so that you have a panel 24" wide. The sample you see is a black and burgundy mohair that I have washed and dried one time. The fabric piece is 68" by 23'. Since this is now a felted wool, I didn't have to worry about the edges raveling. When I make these in thin silks I do a rolled edge on my serger on all four sides, trimming off some edge to get that 23 x 68 finished piece.
Fold the piece in half and pin it leaving 13" open from the fold edge.
Now you are going to sew one seam 1/4", from the bottom to the start of the 13" opening, backstitching at the start and end.
I slipstitched the seam to keep it flat in this wool. For the rolled edge versions that's not necessary.
So what do you get? A cowl neck, feminine short shawl that slips over your head. It's warm in wool, polarfleece or a sweater knit. It's a lightweight coverup over a tank top when done in silk chiffon or filmy rayon. If your fabric is more that 48" wide to start with, you get one and a friend gets one.
|Polarfleece version showing length in the back|
|Lightweight wool version|