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Kwik Sew 4175

May 28, 2017

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For the past two months I haven’t been much of a seamsta. Spring finally showed up and so I’ve been spending my weekends in the garden. However the Pattern Review Weekend is in less than a week, so I decided I better turn in my shovel and turn on the Bernina. I’m not sure what the weather is going to be–could be warm or cool–but I thought Kwik Sew 4175 could work for both if I had a cardigan.

Based on the finished measurements, I decided to make the extra small. Let me say that I never cut the extra small option–my bust is 35 inches and I’m usually a 12 in the big 4–but I was worried about how drapey the finished top would be. I’m not the tallest woman in the world and big, flowy tops don’t always work on me.

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I used a rayon challis that I bought from Fabric.com and stretch pleather for the contrast pieces. The top went together lickety split–the only tricky part was the pleather. I used my teflon foot, but the pleather was still stretching and buckling. I finally reduced the pressure on my presser foot and that fixed the problem.

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I think I’m going to wear it with these white-denim, Jalie Eleonores:

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And then I’ll take this new Jalie cocoon in case it’s chilly:

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What do you think? I also made a new Jalie raglan with a raised neckline:

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I might take it for back-up. This might be just the kind of comfy shirt I’ll need to wear so that I can carry  yards and yards of new fabric.

From → Stuff I Made

2 Comments
  1. Great outfit! Have fun at PR weekend.

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