Monday, January 26, 2015

Kwik Sew 4083




The clothes I sew for myself are often made to wear to work, and I've noticed that my more casual wardrobe has needed some updating. Wearing tunics/longer tops with leggings is so comfortable, but I don't have too many choices in my closet. Enter Kwik Sew 4083

K4083, Misses' Tops

Line Art

I pulled a double sided brushed cotton plaid from my stash (?JoAnn's red tag table?)  to use for a test garment, as I haven't sewn many Kwik Sew patterns. It has the large plaid on one side, and a small check on the other:
(pinning stage)

 Looking at the measurements, I cut a size XL....way too big. I like the fabric, but I'm not sure using it for this top does my figure any favors...even after taking it in, and taking it in some more, I did wear it over the weekend. I still have plans to take out some of the extra at the front princess seams, and that will make it wearable weekend wear. I think I erred on the side of caution as I have been sewing mostly with knits, and was worried about ending up with a top that was too small. 
(impossible to match the plaids with the peplum cut on the bias)




Alterations made with this top: added 1 inch to length at dropped waist/peplum,  raised shoulder seam,  reduced armsyce, took in @1" at front princess seams. 

I have plans to revisit this pattern, using a stable knit like ponte, thanks to Lori's inspiration: 
http://www.girlsinthegarden.net/2015/01/vogue-8840-ponte-knit.html

Patty

13 comments:

  1. I just noticed this pattern on the KS site, I like how it looks and the option for color-blocking. I like your version and can't wait to see your ponte version. Thanks for the shout-out.

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    1. It's a cute pattern, Lori, and very easy to make. Have fun!

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  2. Nice job! Feel free to pin it to our fan gallery on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/1koHoHu

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  3. Looks comfy and lovely! Nice work. g

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    1. Thanks! It is comfy, I think I'll wear it more than I originally thought :-)

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  4. What a great top and love the fabric choice

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  5. Great pattern! Love how you styled it with leggings and boots. Looking forward to the next version.

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    1. Thanks, Dharma! It is a great pattern, and I hope to get to the next one soon :-)

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