|Kwik Sew: 3377 (Tunics) - Type:Tops |
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|Reviewed by:||valerie sews|
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|Posted on:||3/18/13 2:27 AM |
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Kwik Sew Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
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|Available for sale on PR: $10.99 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: A set of three tunic tops with hemline slits, v neck or Mandarin collar or slit neckline variations. there are side panels both front and back that attach to the side of the sleeves and gussets. 3/4 or full length sleeve.|
Pattern Sizing:XS to XL
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes and no. The placement of the princess seam that goes up to the shoulder looks more centered than it really is, especially View C unless you cut the smallest size. As this pattern goes up in size the increase is added at the princess seams, not the outer edge or the side panels, and this makes the proportions go out. Well it did in my case and I ended up unpicking the princess seams and cutting 1 cm off the entire length both front and back to bring the seam closer to the centre. I was lucky that my garment was roomy enough for me to do this (just!) Other than that the pattern is of the usual excellent KS standard.
Were the instructions easy to follow?Yes, excellent. I did the facing for my top - View C with the slit a little differently. I rounded off the facing piece, trimmed a little flipped to the inside, folded the edge under and top stitched it into place. Then I added a binding that was sewn on in one layer then folded over, pressed under and top stitched all the way along to the tie ends.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?Apart from trimming 1 cm off the princess seams to make it visually more appealing I have an issue with gussets. I hate doing gussets. I mean why even have them if you can cut them on to start with?
Fabric Used:A very thin embroidered cotton.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I've cut the gusset pattern piece in half diagonally and sticky taped it on to the side pieces and also added a bit of ease to the sides from waist to hip. I trimmed the princess seams on the pattern piece by 1 cm so I won't forget next time. Please scroll through my flikr photos to see a photo of this and a closeup of the gusset and neck treatment.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Yes, but maybe do a muslin first.
Be aware that all the seam allowances are 1/4".
Conclusion: This pattern could really shine with the right material. My cotton was thinner than I expected. This top will become a beach cover up.
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