Saturday, October 9, 2010

I Just Love a Kwik-ie!

I didn't see all the bunching before.

I heart Kwik Sew patterns!  I've only made one, but I will love them forever.

My mom wanted to start to learn how to sew with knits so we bought K3740. I chose it for her because she liked the style, it had great directions, and it looked very easy!  I decided to test it out before she made it.  I cut a size xs and had to trace it because she is a different size.  I made the whole thing on my serger, except for the hems, which I used a double needle in my sewing machine.

I have been wanting to post this for a few days now, and decided to take the pictures myself.  Ugg.  It was hard because I was having some technical difficulties with my camera.  Plus, my hair is a giant Frizzlo (a halo of frizz*)

Here is the pattern review:

Pattern Description:

Close fitting pull-over tops have scoop neckline. View A has cowl collar and full length sleeves. View B is sleeveless and neckline and armholes are finished with self fabric bindings. View A and B necklines can be interchanged (fabric requirement will vary).

Pattern Sizing:

xs-xl. I made the xs.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Yes, except mine has shorter sleeves.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

Very, very easy!

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

I loved how easy and fast it was to construct.  I love, love, love, love that there was NO EASE in the sleeve cap! It made construction so much faster! No dislikes!
Fabric Used:

A polyester light to midweight knit.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

I shortened the sleeves to just under the elbow (not intentional) because I ran out of fabric. I've had this purple knit I bought for less than a dollar at an estate sale waiting to be made into something, but everytime I lay out a pattern, nothing fit!  I only had 1.25yds.  I had to shorten the sleeves and the undercollar is cut on the cross grain.  It still worked!

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

I will sew this again. The cowl drapes really nicely.  Next time I will do my sloping shoulder adjustment. I always forget, but I definitely need it.

* The term frizzlo was coined by myself and my bf Al.  We are genius wordsmiths!


  1. I've always like KwikSew patterns, too. Your top looks very nice. How great it is to be able to go to school to study something you really love. You are brave, quitting your job and going for it. I admire that.

  2. Cute top! Oo... no ease in the sleeve cap? Interesting...