more easton cowl-neck tee inspiration

Today I’ll talk to you about our new Easton Cowl-Neck Tee sewing pattern and help you with fabric ideas and some inspiration for your own version of this pattern.

When I introduced you to this pattern the other day I told you all about the details. If you’d like to read about them again you can find the post here. For testers’ photos, see this post.

This style works best with lightweight drapey knits: rayon, lightweight cotton, anything similar to that. For me, this style is all about the color; pick something rich and it stands on its own. But I know some of you are clever and will find some great printed knits that will work well, too. I can’t wait to see what you do with it because you always manage to surprise me.

Here are a few Pinterest images to inspire you.

You can find more inspirational images for this style in my Liesl + Co. Easton Cowl-Neck Tee Pinterest folder, and you can order your own copy of the pattern from our website in either paper or digital format.

I can’t wait to see what you make from this new pattern. Be sure to show us by uploading your photos to the Liesl + Co. Flickr group and tagging them #eastoncowltee and #lieslandco on Instagram.




  1. Lara

    I really like the look of the drape being close to the collar bones, especially in the short sleeve photo. What are the fabric characteristics, or fitting decisions (especially for a full bust) that will keep the drape full and high like the short sleeve version?

    1. It depends on the fabric you use. A drapier fabric will make softer folds. I explained it a bit in the video here:

      1. Lara

        Is there a certain percentage of stretch that will help the drape stay up? Is there a fitting fix that can be made if the drape hangs low? Almost every cowl neck top I’ve seen looks like your inspiration photos, with the drape landing roughly mid-chest. What makes me interested in your pattern is that you’ve shown three versions that keep the drape near the collar bones, and the drape travels across the body more, instead of pooling low under the chin. I would like to know what you did differently that makes that possible so that I have a better chance of reproducing your design. Sorry for the ramble.

  2. The cowl is designed to stay higher than the inspiration images. As long as you use a drapey knit fabric you should have the same result.

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