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Pattern Reviews> Kwik Sew> 2874 (Misses' Top Raglan sleeve)

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Posted on:8/26/14 3:45 PM
Project Photo:Kwik Sew: 2874 by ColorFiberTexture

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Pattern Photo:Kwik Sew 2874
Kwik Sew Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Easy & Great for Beginners
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 4 people   
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Fabric:Rayon-Lycra Knit  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description: Misses raglan sleeve tops. Neckline variations and view C has colorblocking.

Pattern Sizing:XS-XL I cut a small for the top part grading to a medium at the bottom.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?yes!

Were the instructions easy to follow?Simple. The hardest part was making sure you got the front to the sleeve in the correct place.
Raglan Ready to Sew
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

Fabric Used:Muted green is rayon lycra; lace is stretch lace; mesh is from Fabric Mart (when it was on sale for $4/yard!); Purple 2-sided knit is from JoAnns and I have no idea what the fiber content is!

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:For the brown polka dotted tee, I pretty much sewed it as is to make sure it fit well. Originally I had cut the entire pattern in size medium. When I went to try it on, I seriously took out that extra room. After that, I cut a size small on top and medium in the hips. The body front and back are lined with a cotton lycra in light brown.

The lace front version has a hi-low hem.

The purple version has the fabric turned one side up for the sleeves, and the other side up for the body. I added triangular side panels just for fun. One panel has stripes showing, the other has dots which matches the fronts and back. I also added a 2" ruffle at the bottom. Ruffles in knit are very slippery to sew!

Lastly, the 2nd green version - yes, it's the exact same fabric as the first! - has mesh contrast sleeves. It was cut as a tunic originally. I thought it too plain, so I used a Tina Givens trick and added pleats! Then, to tie it all together, I added a strip of the mesh at the bottom.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?This is a super easy pattern. I would lay out the pieces as they are to be sewn as pictured above. Otherwise one may get a side sewn to a sleeve...

Also, I do think a raglan tee is more casual than a set sleeve tee. Something to keep in mind when planning.

Conclusion: Super pattern, easy, and lots of different looks can be made from it. If you'd like to see more, visit me here.

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FARQUHAR said... (9/4/14 2:12 PM) Reply
Great job! :)
Kabunta said... (9/4/14 3:55 AM) Reply
Lovely tops and really cute fabrics!
Aroura said... (9/3/14 4:04 PM) Reply
Super cute variations!
Margaret said... (9/3/14 0:34 AM) Reply
Great details on these! Nice prints too!
HRigg said... (8/31/14 2:47 PM) Reply
Some great shapes here. Like the style. Interesting reading on your blog.
BlueSkysAhead said... (8/30/14 8:35 PM) Reply
Nice tees. The lace one is very pretty on you. The little ruffle is a wonderful idea to "pretty" up a simple tee. Nice job.
ggf2005 said... (8/30/14 9:23 AM) Reply
I like your shirts!
petro said... (8/29/14 1:49 PM) Reply
Lovely set of tops, I especially like the patterned fabric combined with the sage green.
BJ1400 said... (8/28/14 3:10 PM) Reply
All your tops looks great; I think I like the purple one best. Thanks for posting the link to your blog; I love looking at more pictures.
Mmmberry said... (8/28/14 9:13 AM) Reply
I especially like the lace version.
Danvillegirl said... (8/27/14 5:15 AM) Reply
Great job with this pattern. You were very creative!!
Debbie Dabbles said... (8/26/14 8:52 PM) Reply
Really highlights how many looks you can get from this. Thanks.
Sheseams said... (8/26/14 8:21 PM) Reply
Multitasking at it's best :-)
jjhallum said... (8/26/14 7:16 PM) Reply
Very nice variety of looks from one pattern. Great job!
sewmaris said... (8/26/14 4:20 PM) Reply
Great job on your TNT T-shirts!!
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