|Photo lightened so you can see the drape|
I made this last November in about a day and a half which is unheard of for me! A friend of mine invited us to her 50th birthday party. I had bought a stretchy multicolour sequin skirt specially for the party, but had been unable to find a top to go with it, so I whipped one up!
I knew exactly what I wanted - just plain black with a cowl neck. I used the MyImage cowl neck pattern that I have made before here and here, and just left the sleeves off.
After having my sewing machine for 16 years I discovered a really good stretch stitch, which is probably a lightening stitch.
I had tried to twin needle the hem but that did not look good, so I tried this new stitch and it was fab. I used Wondertape to help with all the hemming which helped tremendously. I left the edge of the cowl drape raw as it tucks inside the top and doesn't get seen. I think I did this on the other two that I made as well.
Unfortunately I haven't any pictures of me wearing it at the party - which reminds me I must try and get some from my friend!