Monday, April 16, 2007

Kwik Sew 2759 top

Reviewed by:Ann Smith
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Posted on:9/5/03 5:08 PM
Pattern Size:Regular
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Pattern Photo:Kwik Sew 2759
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Pattern Rating:I would definitely sew this pattern again
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This is the very popular Cardigan and Camisole pattern reviewed here on Pattern Review many times. I just had to try it out. I found, as others have, that the armhole on the camisole is very low. That was very simple to fix by taking a deep shoulder seam. I lengthened both pieces at the bottom hem, especially the cardigan, as they run very short on the pattern. I added for full bust also and eased in the extra fabric.

I did not use the trim edging as suggested but merely serged and topstitched the edges. I used iron on bias seam tape at shoulders and armholes to stabilize. I used just one hook and eye as closure on the front (instead of buttons) as I have been seeing that in ready to wear lately. By doing that I didn't have to reinvorce the front edges with facing since there are no buttons or buttonholes.

The fabric is a lovely ruched knit from Christine Jonson. The skirt is a simple pull-on I've made several times (New Look 6189). This time I sewed up the slit and added elastic to each side seam for about 9 inches. This created a ruched effect. When I tire of this look it will be simple to pull the stitches as the elastic is just sewn to the seam allowance.

Now here is another possibility. If I'm caught in need of a dressier outfit, I can pull the skirt up to wear as a dress. I left the waist elastic un-topstitched (just tacked at the side seams) so that the top edge is smooth. I have pulled the side around to the front so the skirt ruching is center front and back. It can be worn anyway.

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