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So.... As you know I LOVE sewing for myself! Therefore, I could not help it, I had to make myself another Greenstyle Laurel! I mean, let's be real, the pattern was already printed and ready to go in my size...
As you can see I skipped the cowl neck this time, and I'll be talking about what I did for that in a wee bit, after the #sewfabsale details ! Tomorrow, May 13th 11:59 EST, is when the sale ends!
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If you are going to skip the cowl neck I suggest adding an inch ish to the neckline - which is as simple as tracing the original pattern and adding a new neckline a bit up as you can see below! PS. How long has it been since you have seen this old school printer paper??
Then you simply add a binding to the neckline. I made my own binding strip by cutting a strip of fabric 1.5" high by the width of the fabric - which is much MUCH longer than needed for a xs size... but better safe than sorry I always say!
The Laurel is meant for knit fabric, though I did think about doing the skirt in woven and I *think* it would work out well! There are a few sleeve length options, from short as I did here to elbow to long sleeve.
Again I chose the pleated back option, and I'm thinking it must look pretty good because I had my husband taking pictures for me and he kept insisting he didn't have any "good" ones of the backside! haha.
I also did the a bit above knee length option, I love it! And as you can tell by my lack of colour, it has been a long and cold winter where I live!
(fabric from Girl Charlee)
pps. Do you have a favourite pair of footwear that surprised you? Because I'll be honest, my husband insisted I NEEDED to buy these boots on a shopping trip years ago, and so I did, because when the husband says you need to own a pair or boots/shoes - you BUY! These boots I was not in love with at the time have turned into my favourite go with all sorts pair of summer boots!