Saturday, April 14, 2007

Kwik Sew 2856 Top

Reviewed by:Ann Smith
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Posted on:10/25/02 10:19 PM
Pattern Size:Regular
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Pattern Photo:Kwik Sew 2856
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Pattern Rating:I Highly recommend this pattern
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This is my first Kwik Sew pattern. Thank you Gigi for all your wonderful reviews. Also thanks to Rennie for her fitting suggestion on her review of this same pattern. I had to run out and buy the book (Fit for Real People) which was somehow missing from my vast collections of sewing references. I love the technique described for full bust alteration. I was pondering how to alter this, thinking at first I would just add the extra at the side seams as I often do. But that really wouldn't work with the raglan sleeve. So Rennie's suggestion was just the right thing. Isn't PatternReview wonderful?

The top goes together easily. The only troubles I had were related to my fabric. It is a burnout velvet which has sort of flocked lumps. My machine wanted to suck these into the needle plate. The machine also wanted to eat the clear elastic. I abandoned applying the elastic a quarter of the way around the neckline. So there it sits. The neckline seems fine without it. So my recommendation would be to attach the collar without it and try it on to see if it works. If your fabric has good recovery it should be fine without it.

I also shortened the top 3 inches as did Gigi. It would work longer, but to wear with the skirt shown here, it needed to be shorter to just cover the yoke and not the drape of the skirt.

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