summer of no pants [name and possible snark patent pending by marigold] returns!! for my first item i rescued a remnant of sheer paisley fabric from my first attempt at ...something. well before the first pic was taken [apparently back in 2011], it was a sort of wrap skirt with a faux leather belt and after tedious serging and hem rolling... i realized i would not have any way to wash it.. ever. so back to the sewing bin of failed/UFOs it went.
while rooting around [aka organzing..] my new sewing room, i rediscovered the skirt failure, cut off the leather wrap part, and finished the cut edges. inspired by all the sheer stuffs of the season, i brainstormed a cowlneck square-cut tunic.
fortunately my dress form is foamy and quite forgiving when i stab it repeatedly with pins. i aligned the back flat across the shoulders, and a slight cowl in front. i despise the super deep cleavage [hah] revealing constantly shifting drooping cut of a traditional cowl. so its modified. and a wee bit of flappy.
after aligning the shoulder seams, i sewed the sides shut, effectively making a super wide tube. i then pinned some ridiculous armscye pleats, sewed everything shut, and called it good. my failed skirt already had the hemmed bottom edge, which drapes nicely in a handkerchief hem. i have no idea why its called that but its better than "intentionally asymmetrically uneven".