A little while ago, my mum gave me one of her favourite tops which had started to look a bit shabby and asked me whether I could make her a similar top, because she loved the cut of it so much. (If it’s family that asks I can somehow never say ‘no’ to odd sewing favours.) Her birthday was this week and just in the nick of time I managed to come up with this little navy number, which was drafted and sewn last weekend. It fits her beautifully and she was super happy with her new ‘old’ top.
The top is sleeveless, cut in an hourglass-shape and has a box pleat in the front. The cowl neck is attached separately. The hem is brought in form with an elastic band. The armholes are bias-bound.
I used navy blue Lycra jersey fabric (which almost looks a bit like lightweight bathing suit fabric) and used the wrong side, so that the slightly shiny side is on the inside. This way around it almost has a cooling effect and is super comfy to wear in this hot weather we have at the moment. I love the result and was almost a bit sad that it wasn’t for me. Luckily, I have loads of the fabric left and am already dreaming about making a navy cowl neck dress.
Hopefully, I’ll get around to sharing this pattern with you at some point in the future! It could look really nice as a long-sleeved or 3/4-sleeved shirt for autumn. What do you think?
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10 thoughts on “Jersey Cowl Neck Top”
Do share, it looks perfect top for under cardigans. No wonder your mum loves it.
I’ll try as soon as I finish the pattern I’m working on at the moment! x
Love it! Please do share pattern — a dress version would be amazing. Can’t beat a cowl neck…
I’m really keen on trying to make it into a dress! Could look very nice with the cowl neck. 🙂
Do share! Looks so flattering and comfy 🙂
I really love this top! The fabric is comfortable and nice. This kind of blue color is exactly my favorite. Thank you Lotti, you are the best!
If you like, you can put my picture on this blog.
You’re welcome! Love how it looks on you! xx
I know what you mean about not being able to say no to family – I’ll be spending today making a dress for my mum! The top looks great, and I think it would work really well as a dress too – I’d love it if you shared the pattern at some point.
Looks beautiful on you. Great colour, shape and drape. Where did you get the fabric from?