Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Lil Pip Challenge - Commuter Cowl by Luvinthemommyhood

I was a little more organised for this months challenge and actually made it in May. I thought it would be good to 'inspire' you with what I made. (Pffft that just makes me sound full of myself lol!).
Please excuse the tired eyes (entire house sick at the moment) and the dead roses that need pruning!!

Luvinthemommyhood Commuter Cowl

This pattern was included in the Sew Fab Bundle last year. (If you haven't already, sign up for the newsletter to find out about the releases of their bundles - they are awesome!). I don't usually realise the full potential of the bundles until 6 months later since I live in the Southern Hemisphere. This pattern was definately on my 'to do' list.
The whole idea of the Lil Pip Challenge is to try teach and challenge my next door neighbour Emily (who blogs about her new sewing advertures on EmThreads). I wanted something quick and easy she could make for herself. This certainly ticks the boxes:
  • Quick - took just 30 minutes to sew, including the hand stitching
  • Economical - just 1/2 yard of fabric or 3/4 yard if you want it a little bigger. Depending on your fabric choice, that is price effective!
  • Easy - other than me freaking out when I cut it, thinking I did it all wrong (ruining the fabric in the process) and then working out what Shannon meant by 'seal the circles together, sort of like they are kissing'
  • Creative - depending on your fabric choice and colour decisions, you can make this personal and perfect for you!
I knew exactly what fabric I wanted to use. Something bright, with blues and greens and not something I would wear as say a skirt but very happy to have a little accessory with punch!
My thoughtful, serious face (lol!)

I have some beautiful purple wool fabric at home (yes my favourite colour) so I can't wait to make another cowl that would be a little warmer than this cotton version. Flannelette would be nice too!

What do you think? Are you planning on making one for the June challenge? If you join us, use the hashtag #lilpipchallenge in social media so we can follow you, join the Flickr group, use the blog button >>> and please link your blog post in the Linky Party so we can find you!

Fabric: Dena Designs, Kumari Garden Sanjay Blue Link to Hawthorne Threads who have the collection but not this specific fabric. Plenty still available online.  


  1. How pretty! I love your fabric choice! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  2. Looks fabulous, Jane! One in a Winter weight purple would be great. I've never worn a cowl, but I'm thinking they would more practical than a scarf. I'm always getting the ends of my scarves caught up in things.

  3. Love the fabric choice :) Checking out your friends site too! Have an awesome week! If you hop, we would love to have you stop by our Snickerdoodle Sunday sometime and share your Lil Pip Challenge (Sun 8pm ET - Tues 8pm ET).

  4. I'm really enjoying the sew alongs. Thanks for the inspirations and your cowl looks great.


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