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Pattern Reviews> Kwik Sew> 3032 (Skirt with Flounce)

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Posted on:2/18/03 10:09 AM
Last Updated:10/10/03 11:25 PM

Review Rating: Helpful by 11 people    Very Helpful by 29 people   
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Lisa Laree said...
Very pretty, Deepika!
2/18/03 10:55 AM
PhyllisC said...
Deepika - clear elastic is indeed really useful to stabilize seams knits. It can be hard to get under the serger (at least for me it is), so daps of glue (from a fabric glue stick) along the run of elastic keeps it in place while you sew (pinning is just impossible). A little goes a long way, and it doesn't have any detrimental effect on either your needles or the serger knife. The glue is water soluble and always washs out. I also use glue sticks to turn up hems on knits before I stitch them. I guess I should post this in tips & techniques...
2/18/03 11:05 AM
Peggy L said...
Really pretty! I have had this pattern for my DD since you first reviewed it - I really need to make this for her.
2/18/03 11:30 AM
Marita Kinnula said...
You have done something very beautiful again Deepika, it's fits you perfectly! And a yummy color too!!!
2/18/03 12:06 PM
Diane E said...
Deepika, this is beautiful! I love the color and texture of the velvet. Great MIL to bring you beautiful fabric! Also, Phyllis, thanks for tip about gluing clear elastic.
2/18/03 12:34 PM
Debbie Spriggs said...
Such a pretty top! Your gorgeous velvet is lovely fabric choice!
2/18/03 12:50 PM
AnneM said...
That is a great combination of fabric & pattern. I love the fabric!
2/18/03 1:05 PM
Maria Hatfield said...
Better then "Ready to Wear" !! Deepika. its really nice.
2/18/03 2:54 PM
SouthernStitch said...
Wow, Deepika, very sexy and romantic indeed!!
2/18/03 3:29 PM
alex said...
Deepika, that top is gorgeous on you! You did a fantastic job on it! Phyllis, thanks for the glue tip - I had been just trying to use my fingers with that elastic after giving up on pins!
2/18/03 9:19 PM
Lee Ann Hawkins said...
Beautiful on you! You could have never found such a great top in RTW. Thanks for the elastic tip, I also have played around with it but often seems to stretch out more than I'd like.
2/19/03 3:09 AM
Rhonda Noah said...
That is beautiful! Is that a stretch burnout velvet? It made up beautifully in that top. If it were for sale, I'd be buying, so I guess I'd better get sewing. ;-)
2/19/03 7:20 AM
eleda said...
Deepika, your top is lovely and fits perfectly. I have this pattern and would like to make the neckline higher since it looks too low for me. When you shortened the neckline, did you add only one half of an inch or did you add one half of the neckline depth to it?
2/19/03 3:42 PM
Deepika said...
Thanks everyone for such nice comments! This is why I love writing reviews and sharing my projects! Rhonda yes the fabric is stretch burnout velvet. This is the first time I've used it and I love the texture. At first I thought that I might need to line it which is why it was lying in my stash for so long but I dont think it needed it. Adele to raise the neckline (I raised it half an inch total) just extend the center front line on the front piece by 0.5 inch and draw the new neckline tapering where necessary. When you raise the neckline this means you will have to decrease the same amount from the cowl so mark a point 0.5 inches below the center front of the cowl . I used a french curve to join the points to the rest of the curve making it a smooth curve. Hope this helps.
2/19/03 6:01 PM
CatherineN said...
You invented a good looking top that fits you so well. Looks great!
10/11/03 0:49 AM
Katharine in BXL said...
Very creative! I agree--your top looks better than the BR one. Your stabilized seams really give it a quality look. Why did you chose ltwt fusible tape this time instead of clear elastic? (Clear elastic puckers for me too)
10/11/03 3:38 AM
Deepika said...
Katharine, I've never had a good luck with clear elastic. Last time I figured since it will be hidden by the cowl, lets try it but this time I knew that the neckline had to have sharp crisp edges so I used the fusible tape. I love this bias tape and use it everywhere!
10/11/03 6:03 AM
Karla Kizer said...
You've made a simple little knit top look very "important". It really has style and will be an eyecatcher whenever you wear it.
10/11/03 6:50 AM
Tonia Van Dyk said...
Oh Wow! Looks fantastic! Mind if I knock off your knock off?! ;}
10/11/03 6:50 AM
Lisa Laree said...
What an elegant looking top! I bet I could add a tie to Loes Hinse's Sweater Set shell (which is still just in the stash...) Thanks for the inspiration!
10/11/03 9:59 AM
Gigi Louis said...
What a cute top - I might have to copy that as well!
10/11/03 11:03 AM
Lou. said...
Deepika, love the top. Where did you get the Lime fabric from?
10/13/03 5:14 AM
Deepika said...
Thanks Lou, I bought this fabric about a year ago from Fashion Fabrics Club I also bought a coordinating yard of another novelty knit in Lime. Its a very pretty color and the fabric seems very soft. The recovery is not that great though. It's cotton/rayon blend.
10/13/03 7:21 AM
Lou. said...
10/13/03 7:43 AM
ekhb said...
Deepika, I love your blouse! If you made it with charmeuse or lightweight velour it would be very sexy. thanks for the pattern and for the web site. your fan, Emily B.
4/22/04 8:07 PM
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