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How to Sew a Girl’s Cowl Neck Top Pattern and tutorial

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I’ve got a fabulous new project to share today and this one is for the little girls: how to sew a Girl’s Cowl Neck Top, with a free Girl’s Cowl Neck Top Pattern link included!

Sew a Girl's Cowl Neck Top

After making myself a cowl neck top last week, just for fun, we tried the tester version on my little missy.  She got one look at herself in this beautiful sweater with the very adult-like drapey cowl neckline and had to have one for herself!

Sew a Girl's Cowl Neck Top

She’s definitely growing, but there was still plenty of room to cut the top apart and use my free girls’ raglan pattern to make a version of this top for her.

Sew a Girl's Cowl Neck Top

I cut my tester version apart at the seams and used the girl’s Raglan pattern to recut the pieces for the front/back bodice and sleeves.  (Go here to get the girl’s pattern.)  

She wanted her top to be long, so I left the length where it was on my original sweater – which turned out to be the perfect tunic length.

How to sew a Girl's Cowl Neck Top Pattern

To attach the cowl to the top I followed my Cowl Neck Top Tutorial exactly, the only difference was, rather than trim the front bodice down to 2 inches, I trimmed it down to 1 inch.  (see that specific photo here.)

Raglan style tees are very simple to sew.  I think they are even easier than my favorite peasant pattern since there are no casings to create or elastic to add.  Adding the cowl to this top is a piece of cake!

Girl's Cowl Neck Top Pattern

Do you know a sweet little miss who would love a cowl neck top like this one?

Sew a Girl's Cowl Neck Top

As always, if you sew something from one of my tutorials or patterns I would love to see it!  Be sure to come back and share a photo on my facebook page or tag me on Instagram @scatteredmom, with #scatteredmompatterns!

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  1. So did you just use the same adult cowl pattern? Or is there a pattern for kids with different lengths/widths? The post said there would be a link to the kid’s cowl neck pattern, but I’m not seeing it anywhere. Thanks. This looks like something my daughter would love!

    1. Jamie Sanders says:

      Yes I used the tutorial from the ladies cowl top exactly with the exception that I did not cut the girl’s neckline as low when changing the raglan patterns neckline and her cowl was single layered due to the fabric.
      Here is the image showing how I changed the neckline on my raglan pattern. https://www.scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/DSC_9058-copy.jpg

      My daughter is wearing around a size 10 in these images. I think if you were making a size 7 or less you could potentially shorten the length of the cowl.

      1. Thank you. I was confused. I more fully read over your instructions instead of skimming it, and it all makes sense now. I’m hoping to make this for my 8 y/o.

  2. I have noticed lately that a lot of teenagers and older have taken to adding scarves to their outfits. Adding this cowl looks like a scarf was added. I used to have a hard time sewing the necklines and seams onto clothes that I was making. If this is easy, well then, I would like to try it!