This monster cowl HAD to be photographed in front of some monster street art!!
This is pattern no. 1 from Drape Drape Book 1 made up in some cotton knit I bought while on my last Garment District roam with both visiting and local sewcialists. It’s pretty light weight, so I didn’t serge the seams or the cowl’s interior edge. It would have been too visible from the right side (I also didn’t feel like changing the serger thread, let’s keep it real).
I tried to reduce the bewb revealing depth of the cowl by removing some width from the center of the front (1/4 inch) and back (1/2 inch) pattern pieces. I then added that width (+ a bit more based on the width of a fave top) to the side seams. This was partially successful as the front is at a totally comfortable, for me, depth. The back is still suuuuper draaaaaaped.
I also fudged the fit a bit more by increasing the seam allowance (by about one inch) when I attached the F&B at the shoulders. It was enough for the front, but not the back. That damn bra strap refused to stay hidden. The wind was partially to blame.
Here’s an outtake of me trying to tuck the top into it.
I might attach some little loops to connect the shoulders to my bra straps for extra security, but as I won’t be wearing this version to work, I think it’s fine to stay, as is. Version 2.0, which will be baby pink and paired with pencil skirts, will definitely get some. It will also be teeny bit shorter (to hit at the waistband of my bottoms) and I’m contemplating using the front pattern piece to cut the back, too.
What do you all think?