|Kwik Sew: 3790 (Asymmetric Tops) - Type:Tops |
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|Posted on:||7/16/13 5:03 PM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Fabric:||Cotton-Lycra Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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Close fitting tops have asymmetrical front neckline finished with facings, front shoulder inset with gathers, and gathers on left front. View A has cap sleeves and armholes are finished with self fabric bindings. View B has dropped shoulders and full length sleeves.
Quite snug, I made the size for my measurements but my fabric was a bit more stretchy. I will go up a size with more rigid fabric.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, except for my change in length
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What I like about the pattern
I like the fact that is light and airy, it feels like a sleeveless vest but covers the shoulders and has a high enough neck to be suitable for work.
FrontI love the asymetric neckline and gathered shoulder. It is similar to a recent BurdaMagazine pattern, but I prefer this one.
I love the side gathering.
What I dislike
The neckline droops a bit, I used binding rather than the facing as reccommended by other reviewers. I have identified a change that will improve this, I think taking a wedge out of the non-gathered neckline will do the trick. I will report back when I have made the next one.
This is an 'Ugly Fabric' received in an Ugly fabric swap at a meet up of European PR members. It is a fine knit with a fair amount of stretch. I think it has a fair amount of cotton in it. It is very cool to wear.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made
- -I shortened the pattern by about 3 inches but then removed another 2" when hemming.
- -I took the advice of other members and used binding for the neck edge.
- -I used clear elastic for the shoulders, side gathers and neck line.
- -I allowed extra seam allowance on the gathered seams.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I love this top and have worn it as often as I can. I definitely recommend it to others
A brilliant top, cool yet modest
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