Friday, April 14, 2017

Hearts on Hearts - Mood Playful Jersey Knit Kwik Sew K4028

Worn with Simplicity faux leather leggings S1372

Today I'd like to showcase a lovely light weight jersey knit, Charcoal Hearts Poly Jersey Gray/White Hearts.  The print is exactly as it's name states.   It's perfect for a fun, funky top or a cute little summer wrap dress.  The hand is smooth and soft, the drape has a little more body than what you'd expect in a light-weight.

I can't take credit for picking this one. It's quick and easy to sew and looks great.  My daughter asked for it and those Kwik Sew Knit Top K4028, View B.  This was an extremely easy sewing project.  I was done in less than an hour.  Super easy.  The top is a great wardrobe builder.  My daughter already says she can use about two or three more of these.

Both of us only have likes for it.   Kwik Sew describes the tops as:  close fitting, pullover tops have scoop necklines, extended shoulder seams and stitched hems.  View A has cowl collar, shoulders extend into cap sleeves.  View B has draped collar and long sleeves.

The top does look like the drawing.

For modesty I brought the front neckline up about 2 inches and reduced the length of the cowl by a few inches as well.  I used between sizes small and medium.  I always happy when my DD is happy with something that I've sewn for her.

This is a very easy top that can be made by all level sewist.  As for the fabric the online photo does not do it justice.  It's a basic jersey knit with a great funky print.

Happy Sewing!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

More "Notes on a Pattern" - McCall 7542

Last week I was able to finish my first top using M7542.  I bought the pattern for the sleeves to mix and match with other top and dresses.

I wasn't crazy about the bodice because of the high neckline and the boxy silhouette.   But after making this view, I think the style looks okay on me.  This one is for my sister.  She'll model it and a pair of Ginger Jeans I made for one of our club challenges.  I couldn't help trying it on just to see if it looked okay on me.  Well.., it not bad at all with the exception of  the "too tight" across the bust area. 
M7542 - The dart is undetectable with this fabric.

This project provided an opportunity to see how well the top fits me.

Observations -
  •  The center back is slightly curved.  It is concaved in the lower back.
  • The small shoulder darts do not really add much room across the back.  I did notice that the length of the should seam is sport on, though.
  • Using C cup.  It fits like a glove.  No ease at all.  So the D cup will probably solve the problem.
  • Length is a little short, which is how it comes across on the envelope.
  • Neckline fit beautifully.
  • Sewing.  It comes together with no problems.  Nothing difficult or confusing in the instruction.
Likes -

Simply the sleeves.  Still planning to make every view.  More photos coming with me wearing a finished top.

Fabric -

This mesh fabric is from JoAnn's, Nicole Miller.  Cute..,

That's all for now. 




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