Kwik Sew 3740 is a great pattern. I've been using it for several years to make sleeveless shells--perfect for layering under jackets and cardigans. This time, I decided to add the cowl-neck.
The fabric was purchased ages ago from Fabrix--way back when there was a shop in Sausalito/Marin City. It is a waffle knit with tiny white daisies with green centers on a turquoise background. The fabric has a lot of stretch and body, and I thought it would work well with the collar.
If you're a little iffy about sewing with knits, this is a great pattern to try. The cowl neck is easy to sew and attach to the top, and it's one less binding with topstitching to do.
Although the pattern instructions say this can be completely constructed on the serger, I sewed all seams and then finished them with the serger. The stitches disappeared into the fabric, and I don't think you can tell from these pix that the sleeve bindings and hem were coverstitched; in fact, the topstitching is difficult to see unless you get up close and personal with the top.
The cowl neck certainly gives this top a lot more pizzazz than the bound neckline. I love the look of this top. I don't know how many more I'll make with this collar because I suspect it might get a little warm around the neck on hot days.
What's new with you? Anything on your sewing table? I don't know what my next project will be, but I have a coupon for Stonemountain and Daughter burning a hole in my pocket, so I'm headed to Berkeley with coupon and credit card in hand!
Until next time, happy sewing! ~ Peggy