Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:




Advanced Search
Tags
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Favorites
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Notifications
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Calendar
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds
testimonials

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.



Message Board > Patterns and Notions > I have Kwik Sew 3740, should I buy Kwik Sew 3032 for cowl top ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
I have Kwik Sew 3740, should I buy Kwik Sew 3032 for cowl top
Sunshine12242
Sunshine12242
Member since 6/7/11
Posts: 191
Login to reply to this post

Date: 9/9/13 2:49 PM

I have Kwik Sew 3740 and the cowl is too overwhelming for my height. Read reviews about Kwik Sew 3032 and wonder if cowl would be better for me but since they're from the same pattern company, I don't want to purchase it if it's the same. If not, any suggestions on how to decrease amount of fabric for cowl.

Thank you

LynnRowe
starstar
LynnRowe  Friend of PR
Advanced
BC CANADA
Member since 3/9/09
Posts: 9017
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Sunshine12242 <<
thumbsup 5 members like this.


Date: 9/9/13 3:04 PM

You can easily cut down the cowl height. Trace the pattern, to preserve the original. And don't change the cowl-to-top seamline (the bottom of the pattern pieces) or the back neck seam (don't make the pieces shorter) or they won't fit the top. You want the pieces thinner, not shorter.

Just reduce the pattern depth and use a turned-over dinner plate or whatever else you can find to smoothly draw the new pattern line from the back neck seam to center-front.

Do the top pattern piece first, and then cut down the under collar the exact same amount you took off the top.

What I do is use the cut-off paper from the top collar pattern as my pattern for the amount to reduce the height of the under collar.

You should have the exact same length of "comma"-shaped patterns as the originals, just not as deep.




-- Edited on 9/9/13 3:09 PM --

------
I heart Panzy, Pfaff Creative Performance, the sewing machine love of my life!
And Baby (Enlighten serger), Victor (BLCS), Rupert (Pfaff 2023-knits expert) Ash (B350SE-Artwork), Kee (B750QEE-Panzy's BFF), Georgie (B560-Kee's baby sister) and the Feather-Flock!

Most of all, I heart Woo (HimmyCat). Until we meet again, my beautiful little boy. I love you.

TGWGWS
TGWGWS  Friend of PR
Advanced
TX USA
Member since 8/15/08
Posts: 214
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 1 member likes this.
Date: 9/12/13 1:43 AM

My favorite cowl-neck top pattern is Kwik Sew 3036. The cowl is cut as a rectangle, the ends stitched together, then folded (right sides out) and stitched to the blouse. You can reduce the amount of drape by cutting the rectangle down and making it shorter. I have done this on fabrics that are too thick. They have a tendency to be too bunchy at the neck. Making it shorter eliminates the bunchy part, but the collar still does not drape right because of the fabric thickness. So just don't buy a fabric that is too thick and if your cowl pattern is rectangular, you can make it shorter for less drape in the cowl.
I hope that made sense
-- Edited on 9/12/13 1:47 AM --

------
tgwgws

Levone
star
Levone  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
NC
Member since 2/10/03
Posts: 85
Login to reply to this post

Date: 9/12/13 1:30 PM

I have Kwik Sew 2740, 3032 and 3036(this one is my new favorite, it's a dolman sleeve) as well as many others (including the Sewaholic Renfrew pattern). I guess I'm a patternholic, LOL. Anyway, for some reason I preferred the Renfrew over KS 2740, but it may have had something to do with my fabric choice for that particular top. I will definitely try this one again for the fall/winter season.

I think fabric choice has a lot with how overwhelming the cowl can be, however definitely try to modify according to the other ladies' suggestions if you want to use a thicker fabric.

Marie367
Marie367  Friend of PR
Intermediate
OH USA
Member since 5/28/11
Posts: 2210
Login to reply to this post

In reply to Sunshine12242 <<


Date: 9/12/13 2:16 PM

3032 is more like a drape neck. I like Simplicity 1716 for that style. I really like 3740 and adjust the neck to suit me. It is pretty easy to cut down the cowl if you want something smaller. I raise it a bit too which is easy to do.

Karla Kizer
starstarstar
Karla Kizer  Friend of PR
Advanced
FL USA
Member since 4/8/02
Posts: 7473
Login to reply to this post

thumbsup 1 member likes this.
Date: 9/12/13 8:20 PM

I am loathe to encourage the purchase of patterns (like heck I am....), but 3032 is an excellent one to have in the collection. My daughter recently sent a bedraggled 10-year-old version of the draped-neck top home with me and said "can you do another one just like it?". Just be sure to cut the top longer; for some reason, KS drafted this one way too short.

------
“Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig.” -Robert Heinlein and Ann's father. Thanks for the reminder, Ann.

Where are we going, and what am I doing in this handbasket?

Matthew 25:40 (New International Version)
The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'



Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Patterns and Notions >> I have Kwik Sew 3740, should I buy Kwik Sew 3032 for cowl top

Merchants on PR
Lanetzliving Vintage Sewing Patterns
Vintage Sewing Patterns
Deals!
Style Arc sewing dress patterns
Patterns That Fit
Web site
Victoria Jones Collection
Timeless Hawaiian styles
Web site
So Vintage Patterns
Thank You for Joining!
Deals!
Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover
Made In Australia
Deals!

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
Altering Jackets
Fee: $19.99
(Regular $59.00)
Altering Jackets

Online Sewing Classes
Altering Pants
Fee: $19.99
(Regular $59.00)
Altering Pants

Simplicity 2603
photo
Review by newmama on 4/14/10
Read Review

Peek-A Boo Lil-Long Johns Digital Pattern ( Size 3 mo -8 years )
Peek-A Boo Lil-Long Johns Digital Pattern ( Size 3 mo -8 years )

Details
Price: $7.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Oliver + S Lullaby Layette Set Digital Pattern
Oliver + S Lullaby Layette Set Digital Pattern

Details
Price: $16.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Simplicity 3678
photo
Review by MelissaB i... on 12/9/07
Read Review

Fit For Art Sleeve & Cuff Variations for Tabula Rasa Jacket Pattern
Fit For Art Sleeve & Cuff Variations for Tabula Rasa Jacket Pattern

Details
Price: $12.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

SewBaby Reversible Skirt Pattern
SewBaby Reversible Skirt Pattern

Details
Price: $9.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Kwik Sew 0142 Pattern
Kwik Sew 0142 Pattern

Details
Price: $11.99
Add to Bag Add to Bag

McCalls 6015 Pattern( Size )
McCalls 6015 Pattern( Size  )

Details
Price: $13.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN