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Reversible cowl

Cowl 2

Cowl 1

I sewed up this revesible cowl for a friend's birthday last week.  I used my own pattern from the current issue of Stitch, but switched out the fabrics.  Instead of velvet, I went with the very last bit of a lovely wool/cashmere blend from my stash.  I skipped the interlining because the wool ups the warmth and lined it with some Anna Maria Horner voile (Liberty of London Tana lawn would be nice, too).  It's completely reversible - both the wool and the voile are super soft against the skin.  This one is a bit narrower than the dimensions in the magazine - I only had a fat quarter of the voile which was 27" wide and it worked just fine.  I wouldn't go any small than this or it won't go over your head.  Bonus:  from start to finish, which includes some hand stitching, this took an hour.  It probably would have taken even less if I hadn't waffled on which print to line it with.  So it's great for gift making and giving.

I've received numerous emails about camera straps.  I'm aiming for a shop update somewhere around Decemer 1st.  That date is not set in stone - I'll be back on Monday with an exact date and time.  It's all dependent on just how much I get accomplished this weekend.  First things first: pie crust today, pies tomorrow.  My parents are here for Thanksgiving so I'm going to sign off to enjoy their company.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you that are celebrating.  I, myself, am extremely grateful for this blog and all of you that read it.  The time you take to read, comment, cheer me on and sometimes commiserate is a great gift in my life. Thank you.


Molly Irwin

This is so cute and functional, Erin. Something I would wear everyday. Thanks for sharing.

Habit Blog

(i'm too lazy right now to sign out of habit...) but this molly totally agrees with the other molly -- so functional. i'd wear it every day too.

happy thanksgiving, erin! ( we should have had a conference call with em this morning. i called her right after you hung up. xoxox.)

minnesota:madre | Sarah Jane

Happy Thanksgiving, Erin! And thanks for your great blog!

Sarah Jackson

Happy Thanksgiving! The cowl is gorgeous.


Happy Thanksgiving. The cowl will make lovely gifts.

Kathy Eubanks

aargh! This looks super cute, but I left my copy of Stitch at the book fair at my kids' school last week. They have this whole week off (thanks, budget cuts!) so the projects I wanted to make are on hold until next week--assuming whomever found the magazine kept it.


Happy Thanksgiving, Erin. I'm grateful for you and your blog and the way you generously share your talents.


Happy Thanksgiving from England :) I'm really enjoying your blog and that cowl is just lovely!

Melbourne Road

Happy Thanksgiving!
I just started out a new blog after we moved and totally understand the encouragement that it brings when there are comments in the bottom of a post. :o)
I am off to google tutorials of cowls...what a wonderful gift idea.


I have been enjoying your blog for a while but not commenting - sorry! - so thankyou for the time you spend on your photos and writing. Your cowl is lovely. Happy Thanksgiving from Kent - have a wonderful time with your family.


Love this cowl. Happy Thanksgiving :)

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