Hooded cowl neck dress

Hooded cow neck dress Hooded cow neck dress

A new dres! The pattern is Burdastyle hooded cowl neck dress in grey jersey. I love how simple and easy to sew the pattern is, while looking so interesting with the giant cowl neck.

The description of the pattern: “This cowl neck dress has a deep cowl that can be transformed into a hood whenever the mood strikes. It has long sleeves and can be worn in the winter months with high boots and tights.”
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The pattern only has three pieces. The cowl neck is integrated to the front bodice pattern, making the front bodice pattern looking very interesting. I made all the seams on my serger, and used sewing machine to topstitch the dress and sleeves hem with zigzag stitches.

As usual for Burdastyle pattern, I printed the pattern at 92% and cut size 38. So it is actually closer to size 34 than size 38. Other alterations that I made was shortening the dress and sleeves a bit.

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I suddenly realized that for some reason I’m always attracted to cowl necklines. Here’s some that I made in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. This 2015 version has the biggest cowl neck! I wonder why I love them. Maybe because I like how the cowl neck drapes to frame the face and upper body.

Red cowl dress Violet Vogue 1250 Fruit jersey dress (Vogue 1351) Issy top and Elle pants

Pattern is Burdastyle hooded cowl neck dress 09/2015 (PDF), size 38 printed at 92%.

Disclosure: the pattern is sent to me for free by Burdastyle.

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  • Virginia Rand

    When you held up the cowl it looked like the picture was upside down, like you’re wearing an entire second dress! 🙂

  • streetmadonna

    So cute! I’m all about the hood!

  • Chie

    I love this dress! Looks so comfy and pretty. It made me laugh how big the neck part is!

  • Oh I love this 🙂 It’s such a good silhouette!

    • Thank you Morgan! It is such an easy pattern with great result. I have to be careful not to eat crumbly stuff though 😛

  • What a glorious cowl neck! It looks super comfy yet classy! I want one too!

    • I think it really suits your style. Let’s be cowl sisters! 😀

  • I’m amazed by how much difference your fabric makes to this pattern – I wasn’t really fussed about the pattern when the magazine came out but yours looks totally different and so much cooler!

    • I think using fabric with a bit more body can create a great difference. Glad that you like it!

  • Texan

    Very cute, I like the heavier fabric you used for it rather than the thinner slinky fabric its shown with on the pattern page. Would be cute with boots and leggins as well.

    • I’m glad to find the perfect fabric for this dress 🙂 Thank you!

  • babysmalls

    So cool! Big cowls can sometimes look kinda droopy and floppy and sad, but it looks like you used a heavier knit so the cowl has some body? It looks both futuristic and cozy.

    • My fabric is actually quite light but it is ‘fluffy’ so I guess it gives more body. I agree that cowls can often look droopy, the fabric has to be just quite right. Thank you for the comment1 🙂

  • I’m not usually a big fan of cowl necks. But this dress just looks so cosy!

    • Thank you! It is very comfortable 🙂