One more entry to go until the end of The T-shirt Project!
I’m currently in love with Onion 5039. The cowl on this pattern is just beautiful–it drapes perfectly, and it’s not too low cut which is swell. You get the option of a longer tunic length or a normal top length, and the sleeves have a gathered sleeve cap with a 3/4 length with some fullness gathered with elastic at the hem or with the same fullness gathered into a fitted gauntlet type cuff.
Hating sleeve cap gathering with a passion, I copied the sleeve cap from Onion 5032, and sure enough the drafting is identical between the two so you can swap design elements between patterns (I love that Euro patterns are like this. Silhouette Patterns allow you to do this, but they are not for my body type, but seriously big 4–why can’t we do this with your patterns?).
I tried the gauntlet sleeve with this drapey rayon knit from Stone Mountain and Daughter, and while I like it, I think the detail gets a little lost in this pattern.
When I tried the pattern again in this cotton knit also from Stone Mountain and Daughter, I tried on the cuff before I sewed it and decided that I liked the casual feel of the 3/4 sleeve ungathered at the hem (I also hate elasticated hems–it’s a Princess and the Pea complex I have).
Anyway you slice it, I can’t get over the cowl on this top. It’s just perfect. I’m not wholly familiar with cowls, but if I had to pick one forever, it might just be this one.
Styling a cowl
But my question readers is how do you style a cowl? I am a habitual necklace wearer (no pierced ears) year-round, and a scarf wearer when it’s cold, but both of these options seem difficult with a cowl. Might I need to find some cool pins?
So it’s your turn. I’m giving away a fresh, sealed copy of Onion 5039 to a random winner. You have until Sunday Feb 17th at midnight to enter. To enter, leave a comment telling me how to style a cowl. As always, make sure you comment on this post to enter yourself.
My full review is here.