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Pattern Reviews> Kwik Sew> 2900 (Misses' t-shirts)

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Posted on:12/11/09 9:23 PM
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iSewQuiltArt said... (7/1/11 10:05 PM) Reply
Polartec would be too thick for this. I have made and reviewed it and found the fit was nearly spot on for a C cup bust. I cut a size L and its roomy enough to be comfy without being overly large. The KS patterns are drafted for a C cup bust so if you are larger you would probably need to do a FBA. I haven't sliced my pattern up to access the other neckline options. I am lazy and rather than trace- which I might later, I folded the pattern edge back bit by bit and marked the new necline for the front with a chalk pencil then joined up the dots as I was cutting. Smooth perfect neckline. You could also poke pins thorugh the pattern on the line you want to transfer then pull the pattern back gently leaving the pins in as a marker for the new neckline- mark with your favourite marker and your'e good to go ( with the pinning, you need to poke them in to the fabric but not pin like usual, leave the heads sticking up vertically) Do try this again in a nice double knit jersey with 25% stretch as indicated on the envelope, and give it another go before writing it off, because it has become my new TNT go- to top. I just cut another out today with the mock turtleneck option and am going to go and sew it up- review to come shortly!
homejewel said... (12/21/09 3:20 AM) Reply
I have to agree with Patzee. I have made this pattern (have not posted the review yet) and agree that Polartec would be too heavy of a knit for this pattern. I used an interlock knit and it turned out well. I have reviewed another Kwik Sew top pattern using polar fleece that turned out well that you might consider if you are looking for a polar fleece top: Kwik Sew patterns are designed to be traced. That is why they are printed on thick paper. I can't remember what the directions say about hemming, but I would use the same method for the sleeves as the bodice. I used a coverstitch machine on mine. Some people have had good success applying a knit stabilizing tape and then using a double needle.
Patzee said... (12/13/09 2:10 AM) Reply
Hi, Coconuts! Thanks for the review. I'm not that good of a sewer, but I think that 200 Polartec is a bit too heavy a knit for this top. It's designed for lighter weight knit fabrics. I'm sure it just added to your frustration. Have you tried using the message boards here on PR Review? It's a great place to get some help when you are having problems with a new pattern, material, or as you mentioned, not knowing how to finish a sleeve hem. There are so many terrific sewers that are always willing to help someone work through a pattern or process. Stop by the messages boards and ask your questions. I'll be looking forward to your next review. Thanks!
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