Kwik Sew 3916


Over the last couple of winter seasons, I've seen the large plaid blanket vests/ponchos
as a fashion trend. When I found this fabric at my local JoAnn Fabrics, it jumped into my cart and came home with me.

I wanted a vest instead of a poncho, and Kwik Sew 3916 was the perfect pattern!

What a fun project! I did purchase extra fabric, as I knew that this would be a fabric hog when I needed to match the oversized plaid. For that reason, I did need to shorten the length of the vest by 1 inch, which was fine with me.

Love the cut-on cap sleeve, and pockets!
Although this is a polyester fabric, it is very soft and warm. 
An unusually nice find from JoAnn's.....sometimes we sewists get lucky!

The Historical Society in my town is currently working on a barn raising project, and I 
thought this would make for an interesting photo. Note the first flakes of snow for this season!


  1. Thanks for posting your lovely sweater vest.
    I have had this patter for some time and now I will make it up. may I ask what size you made.
    Donna in Nova Scotia
    I am also a knitter and I love the quote in your profile.

    1. Thanks, Donna! It's a great pattern, quick and easy. I made the XL, worried that it might be TOO oversized, but it's not.

  2. I love this on you! Gorgeous in every way!

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  4. What a beautiful cape. My favorite is the photo in the barn. Lovely - just lovely. g

  5. Hi Patty,
    I love your version! I'm about to make this with sleeves in a woven and line it. I'm making the XL. I'm within the measurement range but since there won't be any stretch do you think I'd need to do an FBA/add a dart to allow room for my "assets"? Any help would be appreciated.

    1. Hi Vicki: I almost always have to do an FBA...but I didn't in this case, and this is a woven fabric also. Seems to have plenty of ease, IMHO.

    2. Oh that's great! Thank you for your help.


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