Today I’m excited to share with you an Out and About Dress I made for the colder seasons ahead + provide you with a simple tutorial on how to make your dress a cowl neck, instead of a simple neck band. It is SO easy + fun to wear for colder weather!
You’ll need a copy of the Out and About Dress pattern (found in PDF format here or in paper format here). You won’t need any extra fabric, as the fabric requirements listed are generous and adding a cowl takes a minimal amount of fabric.
When it comes time to cut the neck band, you’ll want to cut the same length, but you will want to cut the width by at least 14″. (The one pictured here is 14″ and if I were to make another, I’d make it a bit wider.. maybe 20″ or so!). Then you simply follow the instructions listed in the pattern on attaching the neckband. Fold over your cowl and you’re finished! Seriously.. it is THAT simple!
I made the maxi version of this pattern and used two coordinating knits from Bonnie Christine’s Winged Fabric for Art Gallery. Don’t they look absolutely lovely together? I can’t wait to see yours! =)