We have a fun treat for you today! Kyla, one of our amazing testers, is taking over the blog today to share with you her Peppermint Cowl Tunic! We get so excited to see the many looks that you can create with our PDF Patterns and this version is so very perfect for the winter months. To make this look for yourself you will need to purchase the Peppermint Dress and the Rosemary Crop Sweater. While these patterns are great as is they are also amazing when mashed together! Have a look…
From the Peppermint Dress PDF Pattern you will need to cut out: Front & Back Bodice pieces, Front & Back Lining pieces, and the Sleeves. From the Rosemary Crop Sweater PDF Pattern you will need to cut out a cowl.
Sew/serge together the main fabric bodice shoulders then repeat for lining. Also sew together the long side and the 2 short sides of your cowl. Turn the Cowl right side out and iron really well.
Lay your main bodice and you will want to find the front center. That is my red line. From the red line measure 1”-1.5” to the side (my black line). I made a little mark with my marking pen. This is where the split cowl will over lap.
Next take your bodice lining and lay it right sides up with the front facing you. You will find the front center and mark it (my red mark). You will then measure the same amount over as you did on the main bodice piece… only to the OPPOSITE side of center. This is my black mark again.
With the main bodice right side up you will lay the LINING side of your cowl down, so that the Cowl wrong side to bodies right side. The cowl will overlap on your mark 1”-1.5” from center. Overlap this about ¼” and pin.
Distribute the cowl around the neck opening evenly. I prefer Wonderclips to pins for this. I had to ease it ever so slightly to fit.
Take your bodice lining and put it right side down on top. You will have a cowl sandwich! J The bodice and lining are right sides together with the cowl in between. Line up the marks you made on the lining and bodice then pin or Wonderclip it all together. Once you have that done you are ready to sew/serge. Go slow and make sure that you catch all the layers. Then clip the neckline.
Turn the lining inside and iron that seam!!! Just pull the cowl up out of the way and make sure that it is ironed really well.
Let the bodice be and let’s hem those sleeves real quick! Then you can place your sleeves and bodice right sides together and pin the sleeve to the armsyce. Continue with the other sleeve. Then you can sew/serge the sleeves on.
For this tunic version of Peppermint I did not add any ruffles so we can hem or serge the bottom of the lining. I just serged mine since I didn’t want a hem line to show.
You can now sew/serge down the sleeve and the length of the bodice. Make sure you are catching all 4 layers here (front bodice, back bodice and both linings)
Hem the bottom attach your buttons and ENJOY! You are done!