Pattern Description: Close fitting tank top and paneled elastic waisted boxer brief shorts. Designed by Kwik Sew founder Kerstin Martensson.
Pattern Sizing: Sizes (XS-S-M-L-XL) I graded up to a small in the and a medium in the briefs from my original cut pattern.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, exactly.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, very simple.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? A great thing about this pattern is that it only takes 1 3/8 yard for the tank and shorts set even when made in the largest size. I liked the instructions for sewing the seams with a zigzag stitch as it allowed for some stretch in the fleece and also looked decorative.
The instructions were excellent and produced a quality looking garment from the elastic waist treatment to the decorative neck and armsyce finishing.
Fabric Used: Hancock Fabrics Glacier fleece in Teal and Light Blue on sale for $1.97 per yard at Hancock Fabrics and 1" wide Dritz no-roll elastic.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: The pattern states that it is for stretch knits only (25% stretch); however, I found that fleece with some give to it worked fine.
I cut into this pattern the first time I used it years ago so I was left with a size too small in both pieces. Conveniently, this Kwik Sew pattern used different colors to mark their sizes. I was able to refer to those few visible lines of the next larger size and figured out how much I needed to grade each piece on my black and white copies. The only thing I had to change design-wise: the front waistline was way too high! They needed to look more like vintage control briefs, even as unattractive a model as that sounds. I think I achieved that goal.
I did not have enough of one color to make matching shorts so these became two-tone with the darker color running down the middle.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes. This is my second time making these two items and I have made three sleep shirts from this pattern before. The pattern is extremely* hard to find, but it is worth it if you can find a copy.
Conclusion: I love this sleep set. It's very comfortable and cozy while looking quite cute and sassy.