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cowl neck with funnel shape

sewfar | Posted in Patterns on

I must have accidentally discarded my pattern for my favorite cowl neck. I had saved it from a 1980’s knit dress and skirt…Simplicity 7750 to be exact and I loved it. It had a funnel shape, rather than the straight stove pipe look. I would appreciate if someone has something similar and could send me the measurements. I would need the height as well as the top and bottom width. I can use my curved ruler to draw the curve. Thank you


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    JunkQueen | | #1

    I found that pattern for sale on eBay for a total of $5.93, including postage, if you would like to replace your pattern.


    1. sewfar | | #2

      Thank you for looking on E Bay me.. I believe I will try drafting the cowl as I still have the rest of the pattern pieces and the pattern you found would be too small for me now ! I loved the shaping on the dress and top but my present day figure does not find it forgiving, I kept adding the cowl to other knit dresses and tops that were not as form fitting and that is how I lost it. I think even the less expensive patterns were made with so much better detail then. I see this pattern was one of their cheaper Jiffy line and in addition to the shaped turtle neck, the upper back and front have a slight curve allowing for a better fit.

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        JunkQueen | | #3

        It was no trouble at all. Good luck with your project.

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        ThreadKoe | | #4

        Have you tried contacting the company about a replacement piece?   If it is just one small piece, they may have it on file somewhere that they could fax or email to you to print off.  Worth a try.  Cathy

        1. sewfar | | #5

          I never thought of asking for a replacement piece. Thank you.By the way, here is something else that I never would have considered asking about. I was in JoAnn's fabrics yesterday and the clerk told a customer that you can return cut fabric with a receipt even if it is not flawed. I believe she said it could be returned up to 90 days but I am not sure of the time frame. I wish I had returned some upholstery yardage for a semi fitted throw that did not drape as I envisioned and is still uncut. I know it will drape better after washing but it is truly a project that I wish I had let go.

          Edited 11/26/2008 3:17 pm ET by sewfar

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            ThreadKoe | | #7

            Different places have different return policies.  If you still have the receipt, take the fabric in and ask.  If it is a very large piece, they may take it back anyways, and give you a credit on it.  They may charge a restocking fee also, but it is still better than an unuseable piece of fabric hanging around.  It never hurts to ask, and if you do not ask, you will never know.    Cathy

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        CostumerVal | | #6

        The old Stretch and Sew books advise to check the percent of stretch on your fabric (stretch 10" and see how far it will go) then subtract the percentage from your head measurement to see how big you'll need to make the neck on the sweater/turtleneck. This will give you the minimum width of the top of your collar pattern and you can curve from there.Val

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