SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Pattern Modifications, Design Changes & Pattern Drafting > Cowl Neckline for a TNT Tee

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Cowl Neckline for a TNT Tee
tutorial suggestions
KathySews
star
KathySews  Friend of PR
Advanced
Michigan USA
Member since 10/1/06
Posts: 3936
online now
Send Message

      



Date: 11/11/13 3:04 PM

I have a tee shirt pattern that I love. I am looking for a tutorial of how to make a cowl neckline on this pattern. Anyone know of instructions anywhere?

Sewshable1
star
Sewshable1  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Georgia USA
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 489
Send Message

      
thumbsup 1 member likes this.



Date: 11/11/13 5:23 PM

I copied a tutorial from the Lutterloh 2009 november newsletter, from the New Zealand site for Lutterloh: LutterlohNov 2009

------
You can judge the true character of a man by the way he treats the people
who can do nothing for him

simplystitches
simplystitches
New York USA
Member since 2/12/06
Posts: 1458
Send Message

      



Date: 11/11/13 5:31 PM

I pinned this one recently. The only problem I have with it is she doesn't give any indication of how much to slide the pattern which affects the final drape.

Debbie

Elona
star
Elona  Friend of PR
Advanced
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 8420
Send Message

      



In reply to KathySews <<


Date: 11/11/13 6:31 PM

Here is a link to a whole google search of images for how to draft a cowl neckline. It will take some picking and choosing among the images, but one of them will probably give you specific instructions for a particular cowl you are interested in copying.

gramma b
star
gramma b
USA
Member since 7/25/08
Posts: 3033
Send Message

      



Date: 11/11/13 6:37 PM

Youtube often has videos on everything, also look up Cowl Tutorials, not patterns. You can measure RTW ones that fit well because width of T neckline, and width and depth of cowl all hang differently.


One I found somewhere? places the front and back pieces together with cowl laid out flat and facing upwards. (1 thickness of cowl sewn on at necklines). Then sew from outside shoulder seam over to the neck, pivot and sew up to the top of the cowl in ONE seam. Then turn all downward and tack. This eliminates most of the bulk at the neck seams when patterns tell you to sew neck and shoulders separately.

Nancy K
starstarstar
Nancy K
Advanced
New York USA
Member since 12/28/04
Posts: 8265
Send Message

      



In reply to KathySews <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 11/11/13 8:49 PM

This months Threads has very good instructions for converting a t shirt to a cowl neck and then how to sew it.

------
www.nancyksews.blogspot.com

Andsewforth
Andsewforth  Friend of PR
Advanced
Member since 11/6/06
Posts: 112
Send Message

      



Date: 11/12/13 9:39 AM

As Nancy said, the current Threads article is excellent. Londa Rohfling gives great directions and visuals.

Marie367
Marie367  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Ohio USA
Member since 5/28/11
Posts: 2372
Send Message

      



In reply to KathySews <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 11/12/13 9:45 AM

What kind of cowl do you want? I like Kwik Sew 3740 has a sewn on cowl that would be easy to recreate. I also like Simplicity 1716 has a cut on cowl and at $1.00 on sale could give you the base to use with your t-shirt pattern.

a7yrstitch
star
a7yrstitch  Friend of PR
Intermediate
Texas USA
Member since 4/1/08
Posts: 5930
Send Message

      



In reply to KathySews <<
thumbsup 1 member likes this.


Date: 11/12/13 11:50 AM

Interesting timing on your question. I have a cowl neck pattern that I like that I will be converting to a T. The proportions and fit of the raglan sleeve body style are perfect for me. I've decided that a separate cowl to wear with a T works better for this climate.

BTW, I am wearing my first rayon/Lycra cowl neck top from last winter right now and have already received compliments on it today. I made it from a piece of fabric that was just planned for a T. Took advantage of the shortage of yardage by creating the cowl fabric from joined pieces of scraps left from cutting out the body of the shirt. Was careful in centering the strips on the portion that would frame my face. Also took advantage of the piecing to pull together the best portions of the print for around my face. And, staggered the seams on the outer and inner pieces of the cowl to add body without stiffness.

Hope you get your conversion figured out fast as it seems that winter is arriving early.

------
I have no idea what Apple thought I was saying so be a Peach and credit anything bizarre to auto correct.

rag doll
star
rag doll  Friend of PR
Intermediate
AUSTRALIA
Member since 1/31/06
Posts: 560
Send Message

      



In reply to KathySews <<


Date: 11/13/13 6:24 AM

I would be tempted to overlay Kwik Sew 3740 over your TNT.

What do others think?

------
Brother QC1000, Brother PQ1500, Bernina Virtuosa 160, Pfaff (old), Babylock BLCS, Bernette 1100D, Bernette 334DS

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Pattern Modifications, Design Changes & Pattern Drafting >> Cowl Neckline for a TNT Tee

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Bust Adjustments
Bust Adjustments

Register

Expert Sewing Techniques for Jackets
Expert Sewing Techniques for Jackets

Register

Simplicity 3758

photo
by: Marge99

Review
Beginner Sewing Lab 101 - A downloadable Book by Shannon Gifford

Beginner Sewing Lab 101  - A downloadable Book by Shannon Gifford

Buy Now
TROUSER DRAFT - A CD book by Kenneth King

TROUSER DRAFT - A CD book by Kenneth King

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.