Supplies: Crew neck shirt. Get 2 if you want the cowl to match.
You can also use other fabrics for the straps. I want to do leather buckles for my next one.
Another twist on your average shirt and all you need is 2 buttons and scraps. I used the same fabric for the cowl but you can use all kinds of different scarves to wrap around your neck.
Make the straps by sewing the fabric right sides together and flipping out. Mine were about 6 inches long, you can shorten them as you see the fit.
Sew button hole and finish edge.
Sew the flap and the button on the should seams.
If you want to sew the cowl on...wrap it right sides together and sew all the way around. The back will need to be sewn up as well.
You can still add layered scarves into the mix...