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|Kwik Sew: 2948 (Twin Sets) - Type:Coordinates |
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|Posted on:||2/17/13 8:04 PM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Great Wardrobe Builder |
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|Fabric:||Sweater Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
The Misses' Cardigans & Tops are designed for stretch knits only with 35% stretch across the grain. We suggest interlock, textured knits, stretch velvet, stretch velour, fabric with spandex Lycra® or cotton Lycra®.
Misses' fitted cardigans and tops. The cardigan has long sleeves and a front band with a buttonhole and button closure. View A has a self fabric belt. The View A pull-over top has a stand-up collar and hemmed armholes. The View B pull-over top has a boat neckline and the neckline and armholes are hemmed.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes. I made the cardigan only.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very good. I didn't follow the instructions for the neckband, though.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
It went together very quickly and looks really great on. DH said I looked 10 pounds lighter the first day I wore it. I think that was partly because I wore black, but I'll take 10 lbs any way I can get it!
Sweater knit from Gorgeous Fabrics.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The pattern is for 35% stretch knits, and it says that it's supposed to be close-fitting. I cut a large through the shoulders, and morphed out to an XL at the hips. My knit wasn't sturdy enough for buttons, so I knew I wanted the fronts to overlap, and that I was going to make the self-fabric belt. I ended up adding about 2" in the front so that there'd be some overlap. I also:
*Rotated the shoulders forward 1/2"
*Adjusted the sleeve for the shoulder rotation
*Added 1/2" through the upper back
*Added a CB seam, and then took a 1/2" tuck at the waist and another 1/2" in the upper back to account for my round shoulders. I added 1" to the back length.
*Cut the medium length as I didn't want this to look like a tunic.
*For the belt, I measured the belt for another sweater I have, and made the belt the same length.
Because my knit didn't press well, I had to stitch down the neckband. I used clear elastic to stabilize all the neck edges, as well as all the hems. I was really pleased with the way that worked out. While I was making this sweater, I got a sale email from Fashion Fabric Supply, so I bought a big bunch of 1/4" and 1/2" elastic for my next knit project.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I'm sorry I don't have more sweater knits in the queue, because this is a great pattern. I look forward to making it again.
This is a great cardigan. Goes together well and looks great on. Definitely a keeper.
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