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|Kwik Sew: 3816 (Jacket ) - Type:Kids(boys & girls) |
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|Posted on:||11/20/12 3:41 PM |
|Last Updated:||11/30/12 1:03 PM|
Kwik Sew Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
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|Available for sale on PR: $11.99 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Polartec® 300 [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Jacket and vest have collar, front zipper with zipper shield, left breast welt pocket with zipper, lower fronts with pockets in seams, back yoke, and casing with elastic at bottom edge. Upper front, yoke, and collar have contrast fabric overlay. View A sleeves have casings with elastic at bottom edge, and sleeve overlay from contrast fabric. View B armholes are finished with bias cut bindings from contrast fabric.|
Pattern Sizing:XS to size 12-14. I made the Extra Small
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?I found the instructions for the lower fronts to be a really gnarly puzzle; I traced the pattern and had the cut-out pattern to use, or I think I would have lined the waste basket with it. It was not clear from the drawing until my husband and i laid out the pieces and figured it out.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I like Kwik Sew very much, and this never bothered me before, but it would have helped me a lot to have the pattern number on the pieces. How hard would that be? There were 3 or 4 small rectangular pieces and they were not shown accurately in the instructions - I'm handicapped by a background in drafting where if I don't find accuracy, I can't cope. I didn't like the sleeve casing instruction at all. But the worst part was constructing a welt pocket with zipper out of ripstop nylon. It isn't real smooth or easy to handle and by the time I was finished, I felt silly for not going ahead without it. When I was done the piece was shortened considerably. I also don't understand why they recommend the water-repellant material for contrast and line the entire front with it but don't include it on the back and sleeves; seems silly to use it at all.
Fabric Used:A water-resistant nylon and Polartec fleece. I wanted warmth with some rain protection.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I used the casing method given for the bottom hem, which was recommended here!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?I love the look of it and I think it looks good on him. I'd make it again and probably omit the top pocket and I'd use just fleece, or a softer treated cotton. He complains that the sleeve casings hurt, so I would do those over for sure. I planned this jacket a while back and he's been on a real growth spurt. We'll wear it Christmas Day and then give it away, sigh.
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