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  1. Dear fellow seamstresses,

    I've been following this great blog for a while but never

    dared to comment. I'm so sorry that the first time I write

    here has to be to ask for help!

    I need a FREE sewing pattern to make a cowl neck sweater (like

    THIS ONE). I have a fancy dress

    (costume) party on Saturday 12 December 2009. I must go

    dressed as Velma from Scooby Doo.

    Unfortunately orange is not in fashion this year and I can't

    find an orange cowl neck sweater in shops.

    I've thought of finding some orange fabric and sewing this

    sweater myself, but I don't want to spend money on a pattern

    (I never wear cowl neck sweaters). But I can't find any on the

    web and I'm running out of time, the party is on Saturday and

    I'm a beginner at sewing so it will take me long to sew it!

    If anyone could help me with this, I would be grateful forever

    (and join his/her blog, of course!)

    I'm sorry if this cry for help bothered anyone, normally I

    don't do this, but I'm desperate now.

    Thank you for brightening up my days with your contributions

    to the sewing blogosphere!

    Greetings, Rebeca

  2. Thanks everyone 🙂

    Rebeca–What about buying a non-cowl neck sweater, and sewing/crocheting/knitting a cowl separately? Good luck with your costume!

  3. Dear LibrariAnon,
    Thank you very much for your quick answer! It's a very good idea, I hadn't thought of that.
    In any case the problem is solved. My loved ones (not so loved after this 😉 ) must have very little trust in my sewing abilities, as they did their best to discourage me from trying to sew a sweater in such little time.
    So, for the last time, I pushed myself through the crowds of the city centre, visited a hundred stores, and finally managed to find a decent orange sweater. It cost me a fortune, but at least I can wear it after the party, if I can stand the cowl neck.
    But just in case anyone is interested in finding a pattern like this, I have found this. You can add a rectangular piece of fabric for the cowl neck, and you're all set.

    So thank you for your help, and by the way, that is a lovely apron. Beauuuutiful fabric. My mother is looking for apron patterns and she is going to love this one!

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