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Purple Cowl Neck Shirt

Updated: Jan 11, 2021

Went to the charity store last Friday and found this beautiful purple shirt which was too big for me. The store puts out a box of scarves and bags for 1 shekel each which is about 25 cents depending on the exchange rate of the day. I found a matching purple pashmina scarf there which gave me an idea for a simple interesting cowl neck shirt.

I first had to size the t shirt down. The easiest way to do that is to cut the sleeves off and open the sides. I also cut the shoulder seams as I wanted to make the sleeve opening smaller. I then cut of the neckline whch was high and lowered it for the cowl collar.

Newly sized armpit and sleeve narrowed to my size,

Stitched the shoulder seam and serged the edges.

Both shoulder seams stitched and serged.

Now attaching the sleeves. Its important to match the sleeve head with the shoulder seam.

Sleeves stitched and serged.

New Sleeves
New sleeves

I folded the t shirt in half and laid a t shirt of mine on top of it for the final sizing, It needed to be tapered a bit on the sides.

Stitched and serged up the sides through the armpit to the cuffs of the sleeves.

Serging edges
Serging edges

The last thing to be done is to add the cowl neck.

Stitched shirt
Stitched shirt

To get the correct measurement when measuring a curve you need to stand the tape measure up when measuring.

Measuring for collar
Measuring for collar

The pashmina scarf is cut according to the neck measurement of 80 cm - 2 pieces of 42 cm width each and a length of 45 cm with the fringes on one end.

Pashmina scarf
Pashmina scarf

Pashnima collar stitched on both sides and attached to the neckline of the shirt.

Stitched purple collar
Stitched purple collar

A new purple t shirt with an unusual Pashmina cowl collar.

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