Saturday, May 17, 2008

Finished: Kwik Sew 2923

This is my outfit for DDs graduation. It was so easy, I almost didn't blog about it. I'll probably spend more time looking for the right jewelry than I spent sewing this. You can't beat Kwik Sew for something fast and easy.

Pattern Description:
From the Kwik Sew site: Women's skirt and tops. The pull-on flared skirt has elastic in casing at the waist. The View A top has bust darts, a V-neckline, a front button closure, side hemline slits, ties on the back and full length sleeves. The View B pull-over top has bust darts, a faced V-neckline, side hemline slits and short sleeves with slits.

Pattern Sizing:
1X - 4X

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Kwik Sew's instructions are always so easy to follow. The pieces are so simple you don't really need instructions. The instructions for the skirt consisted of no more than 3 steps.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I wanted a fast and easy skirt and top and this pattern was perfect.

Fabric Used:
The skirt is made from a cotton/linen blend and the top is linen; both from JoAnn.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
The long sleeved version of this top has a tie in the back. The short sleeved version has no real design details. I felt guilty because the top was so simple, so I put a tie back on my short sleeved top. For modesty's sake, I also added a lining to the skirt and I shortened the skirt considerably.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
This is a perfect pattern for anyone learning to sew. I will probably sew it again when I need another quick, summer skirt.

This outfit was so easy, I almost feel guilty reviewing it. I made the top in a few hours on Saturday and the skirt in a few hours on Sunday.


  1. Sometimes quick and easy are the way to go. It's a very nice outfit and the skirt fabric is so pretty.

  2. You look great - cool and summery - just right for graduation. Sometimes complication is overrated.

  3. Looks great! Quick and easy is sometimes best.

  4. I will definitely pick this one up. I need a simple v neck and skirt in the pattern stash. I hope your jewelry hunt turns up something wonderful for it. mssewcrazy

  5. Why don't you try a scarf in a matching red (like matching red is easy!). I like them just hanging around the neck, not tied. I think red would look stunning around your face. Have fun at the graduation.

  6. What a lovely skirt for summer! Well done!