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|Kwik Sew: 1924 (tap pants, camisole) - Type:Activewear|
Review submitted in UFO (UnFinished Object) Contest
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|Posted on:||7/26/13 6:53 PM |
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Fabric:||Polartec® Power Stretch® [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Another completed project for the 2013 UFO Contest. I think this top was started between 2003 and 2008. Prior to this contest, only the two front princess seams were sewn and the seaming looked terrible- I had sewed them with a straight stitch then topstitched and they rippled. Now I have a serger so instead of using a seam ripper to undo the seams, I just serged over both seams with a 3-thread overlock stitch so the older seams were cut off with the serger blade. The recommended fabrics for this pattern are nylon tricot and single knit, and my fabric has a lot of stretch, so losing a bit of width was fine. This will be a cozy base layer this winter.|
Misses camisoles have front princess seams, scoop or v-neckline. Culottes and pants liner without side seams have stitched elastic at waist. I made View A camisole.
Sizes XS-XL (Bust 31.5 inches to 45 inches).
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I didn't follow them much.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like that it's a camisole with good coverage and could be made to wear alone as a sleeveless t-shirt.
MicroPowerstretch 4-way stretch, lightweight fleece. The outside is smooth and durable for layering and the inside is a cozy, short-napped fleece. Wish I could locate more of this high-quality fabric; it was purchased around 2000 or 2001. I might have enough scraps leftover to eek out a sports bra.
To finish the neckline and armholes, I used my basic technique of cutting 2-inch wide fabric strips that are 80% the length of raw edge plus Seam Allowance. Sew/serge strips into a tube, fold in half, and sew/serge the two raw edges of the tube to the garment edge. I used the wrong, fleecy side out for the strips, because it will feel cozier during cold weather.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Finished the neckline and armholes using my own technique described above. Left the bottom edge raw to go with the fabric's tendency to curl up.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I like how the pattern can be slightly adjusted to use knits with different amounts of stretch.
In general, this is a good pattern to have for people who like to sew their own thermal base layers. I've also made the pants out of Polartec Powerdry wicking knit and have worn them lots.
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