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Pattern Reviews> Kwik Sew> 3093 (T-Neck L/S Pullover)

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Reviewed by:Shirley Stitchin'

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Posted on:10/16/02 9:03 AM
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 2 people   
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Shirley Stitchin' said... (12/19/02 3:25 AM) Reply
Lisa, The armhole is a bit low on this pattern as well. I did not redraw the side seam line when I altered for full bust, and that keeps the armhole a shade more snug, I believe. I like the roominess as long as the wrist is snug enough to keep me from dunking my sleeves in my soup. :) It crosses my mind to combine the armscye from one of Loes Hinse's patterns with a Kwik Sew top. Loes armscyes are as snug as they could be on me and still permit any arm movement at all.
Lisa Laree said... (11/28/02 11:40 PM) Reply
Shirley - I tried a different KS turtleneck pattern (2900), and found that the armhole was very low; considerably lower than the illustration. How is the armhole depth on this pattern?
said... (10/20/02 7:47 PM) Reply
Shirley, your turtleneck sounds fabulous! Those speckled knits will look like designer originals! I made a KS t-neck in stretch velvet last year after seeing them for over $100 at the ski shop. My cost: $20, gotta love it!
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said... (10/16/02 11:31 AM) Reply
I've made this top 3 times so far with the mock t-neck. It's a great little top! I agree that the pattern runs on the large size. I also agree that the neckband runs on the big size as well (even on the mock). When making the collar out of self-fabric, I found that it's better to cut the neckband at the ribbing line rather than the self-line if the fabric has good stretch. I'm glad you're so pleased with the results! Excellent review!
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said... (10/16/02 11:19 AM) Reply
Wow, this review is packed with great tips, and I have this pattern so I can try them all out. I have the flexible curve which I recently used to draft a custom hip curve for my pants (-works great, by the way.) Now I can use it to draft a waist curve! I have Connie Long's knits book--sounds like the Fit for Real People would be useful for me too.
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said... (10/16/02 11:10 AM) Reply
I love that quote! "Life is too short for me to make all the mistakes myself; I must learn from the mistakes of others as well" That's worth putting on a cross-stitch sampler! Thanks for the great review, Shirley. Looking forward to seeing the photo!
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said... (10/16/02 9:34 AM) Reply
Shirley, Nice, thorough review. I've been considering making this top because of all the good reviews it's received. I, too, like seeing mistakes other people make, that way I don't feel quite so stupid when something ends up in the trash. I always have to make full-bust adjustments, too, and don't quite have a handle on that yet.
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