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|Kwik Sew: 2615 (Misses' Vests & Jacket) - Type:Activewear |
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|My fourth and final item completed for the 2013 Mini-Wardrobe Contest, and first time making a reversible vest. I came across the reversible, 2-way separating zipper when going through stash for this, so I decided to make the vest reversible.|
Blog post on reversible zippers:
Notes on reversible zips
Misses vests and jacket designed for heavyweight stretch knits. Suggested fabrics are Polar-type fleece; swimwear lycra for binding; stretch knits such as single knit or interlock for lining.
Sizes XS through XL (bust 31.5 through 45 inches)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes. I followed the instructions for this because I had never lined my other vests per the pattern instructions. It was fairly easy to convert the lining into a second outer side.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like how the pattern includes instructions for a lining, though I had never followed that part in all the fleece vests made over the years.
The black and white fabric is a fairly loose cotton woven purchased from the local shop Homespun in 2012.
The solid black for flat piping and binding was a scrap from stash of Portabella poly microfiber. It's sueded on one side and satin-like on the other. I put the sueded side out. The armholes are 45-degree bias and the flat piping at seam lines are a 60-degree bias. It needed to have a bit of give for the slightly curved front seams, but I was just working with the scrap from stash and had to piece together 3 shorter pieces per armhole. Bottom edge is straight cut binding.
The lavender side is cotton French terry knit also purchased from Homespun I think a few years ago.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
1. Cut the collar as two pieces, one from each fabric, instead of one piece from the outer fabric that is folded in half at the top.
2. Used a reversible zipper from stash.
3. Added flat piping along the front shoulder seams, front side seams, and the top collar edge. The back vest piece wraps around to the front, so those 4 seams are the main seams. All of the piping pieces were cut at 1.25 inches wide, then I folded them in half lengthwise and pressed them flat. I sewed them to one side of each seamline at the edge of the presser foot, then the seamlines were sewn at 3/8 inch instead of 1/4 inch per the pattern instructions.
4. Bound the bottom and armhole edges with a woven binding instead of 4-way stretch lycra knit. Bottom edge was straight cut, armhole binding is bias.
Black and white side out with New Look 6097 dress
Close up of flat piping and bias binding
Black and white side on hanger
Lavender side out with New Look 6097 dress
Close up of lavender neck seam
Lavender side on hanger
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I'll likely use this pattern again.
Looking forward to wearing this- I just finished hand sewing the binding today at lunch.
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