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

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Posted on:1/27/06 0:58 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 4 people    Very Helpful by 3 people   
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Joni2 said... (1/28/06 11:42 PM) Reply
It looks great on you. You might try Kwik Sew 2756. It has a similar neckline with sleeves, and the one I made in a double knit turned out beautifully.
Danvillegirl said... (1/28/06 7:48 AM) Reply
Love your top. Great fabric.
Trinity. said... (1/27/06 3:40 PM) Reply
Very gorgeous top. I do wish I could get myself to NYC for some serious shopping. I get those draglines on every knit top I make. I'm going to try Georgene's idea of correcting for sloping shoulder.
CarolynD said... (1/27/06 1:45 PM) Reply
It is weird-it absolutely did not happen on the last version i did of this top using a stretchier and less elastic fabric. The sleeve was from another kwik sew and the armholes looked to be about the same size so i just stuck the sleeve in. (beginner's logic)I am waiting to hear back from my friend the patternmaker. In the meantime Iwill re-do the sleeve and see if that helps.
Irene said... (1/27/06 12:37 PM) Reply
This is lovely! Since this pattern is for a sleeveless top, I'm wondering how you changed the armscye to match the pattern from which you borrowed the sleeve. As drafted, this sleeveless knit top does have an extra "pouch" (gape) at the lower armscye (I believe that this was noted by Gorgeous Things in her review, and it showed up in the top I made). When attached to a sleeve, I'd expect it to turn into the drag lines on your top.
CarolynD said... (1/27/06 11:15 AM) Reply
Thanks for the comments everyone! I have afriend who is a pattenmaker for a womenswerar company--i will give her a call and report back.
Linda F said... (1/27/06 10:56 AM) Reply
Great top! There could be several reasons for the wrinkle. I started a thread about this wrinkle when I saw it in a design in a Threads magazine. Georgene said it is because of the shoulder slope was not angled enough and this shows up under the arm. When I went back and checked my tops, changing the shoulder slope corrected the problem. But in your case it could be that one breast is larger than the other, or you could have one shoulder that slopes ever so slightly more than the other. Try hunching up the shoulder with the wrinkle and see if it disappears. If it does then possibly a shoulder slope correction on one side could correct the problem. As far as a correction for a FBA on one side only, I am wondering if adjusting the shoulder slope like that could also take away the wrinkle because wouldn't it be like taking some dart intake up to the shoulder? That is just a wild, wild guess. But if you do adjust for the shoulder slope and lower it by say .50, the key is to lower the bottom of the armhole by the same .50 so that the armhole stays the same size for the sleeve. Unfortunately our bodies are not symmetrical. The mystery is why does it show up on some outfits and not all of them. The top looks fantastic and that one little wrinkle dwarfs in comparison to the great fit you have everywhere else! I hope this helps. I am sorry for the lengthy comment, I had no idea I was writing this much!
mudcat said... (1/27/06 9:08 AM) Reply
As far as the pulling...I have had this happen on less drapy knits (one side only). If it's consistently on one side and not the other it could be due to one side of the bust being slightly larger than the other. It could also be related to the way the sleeves are sewn on the flat since they are typically sewn in the opposite direction.
Leslie in Austin said... (1/27/06 8:42 AM) Reply
Such a lovely top! The fabric is really fantastic--how I envy you being so close to NYC and the "candy" stores. I don't know if we ever resolved it for certain, but there has been much discussion on the message boards about this particular wrinkle. Do a search for "above bust".
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