I bought this Spandex/Lycra fabric quite a few seasons ago and had a long sleeve cowl neck top in mind then. However, when I pulled it from my fabric stash on Saturday, I saw that it was long enough for a dress. The fabric drapes extremely well and the texture is quite soft. I decided to draft a high cowl neck dress pattern, for cooler days. The photos does not do it justice at all.
I included 3 x 1 cm shoulder pleats on my pattern.
This is my basic pattern for this cowl neck. I only dropped and scooped the neckline by 2 cm.
Slash and spread to the required amount. (Basic without shoulder pleats)
I decided to slash right through the shoulder to add 1 cm pleats.
Have a great week further.