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|Kwik Sew: 2643 (Misses' Tops) - Type:Tops |
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|Posted on:||8/18/13 9:31 AM |
|Last Updated:||8/18/13 9:33 AM|
|Pattern Rating:||Recommend, with Modifications |
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|I thought I would write a separate review here for my floral version as I have already updated my original review several times.|
Also I rated this "Easy and great for beginners" in my previous review, which is still mostly true as like all the Kwik Sew pattern's I've tried so far it has excellent instructions and designed to give a good finish with minimum effort, however (for me) the original pattern style was a little "dated" , so I would recommend a few small modifications in the sleeve width and shape/length and torso, if you want a more contemporary RTW look.
Pattern Description: Basic women's tee- with v or scoop neck option and choice of sleeve lengths.
Pattern Sizing: XS to XL. A fair bit of ease so may be prudent to check fit against a top you currently wear and like the fit of (lay your top over the pattern to get an idea of fit).
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Mostly, but with 3/4 length sleevs. The pattern cover is illustrated and its always a bit hard to tell from drawings.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, Kwik Sew patterns are - as a rule- usually well explained and well illustrated, and this was no exception.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Like that it was a good basic pattern for a womens t-shirt style top. Disliked : the amount of ease added in which meant even after selecting one size under recommended I still had to take the sleeves and sides seams in a bit. Not a big fan of teh original shape of the long sleeve, which tapers in along the sleeve length and coming in quite tight around wrist. On me this gave a lovely "tuck shop lady" arms effect. I think I prefer my sleeves to be less dramatically angled along seamline, at least for tees.
Fabric Used: Some kind of synthetic knit from Spotlight, sorry not really sure what the make up is. Definitely not a cotton knit though...
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Hacked sleeves to 3/4 length and serged again along the side/sleeve seams to take and additional 1/4"-5/8" off in places.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes have already made up another 3 times! Despite my need for alterations the changes were fairly easy to make and the "bones" of the pattern are very sound. Taking a bit off the side seams is not as dramatic alteration as what I've seen on other pattern so I'm pretty happy.
Conclusion: A good basic pattern for womens tees that with a few "tweaks" can easily be given a more updated appearance. This could easily become a basic knit top block and I suspect it will be the basis for many more tops in my wardrobe.
A bit more on my blog Sewing For Sanity.
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