Cowl Necks have always felt a bit too elegant for my personal style, and therefore haven’t held much of a presence in my closet. Yet when I came across this dusty lavender option at a thrift store, there was no way that I could pass it up. The color, coupled with the garment washed cotton jersey and silk combo, grabbed my heart and took it hostage. (Coincidently, the last cowl neck I owned was also lavender…I suppose the combo must persuade me against my norm?)
I figured that I could easily fiddle around with the volume, and drape it in a new way. I was right about the fiddling, but not about the ease. After having spent a good hour playing around with my options (most of which were trying to find a drape that didn’t have funny puckers or bulges), I lowered my expectations, settled on an option, and hand stitched it into place. It didn’t take long for me to realize that I absolutely love the imperfect look of the drape, as it gives the top a sophisticated untidiness of sorts.
Small REjuvenated projects, such as this one, are so refreshing. They are a great reminder that sometimes it is best to keep things simple, which is often times a concept that seems to escape me. I’m definitely looking forward to doing more projects like this in the future!