Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Finished: Kwik Sew 3276
Pattern Description: Jacket and skirt with tank top. Skirt has elastic waist.
Pattern Sizing: 1x - 4x
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Kwik Sew instructions are always easy to follow. I didn't follow them to the letter and I realized too late, I should have. The instructions said "Fold under raw edges [of facings] 1/4" and press". I thought I knew better and serged the raw edges instead. When the jacket falls open, as it is certain to do, a serged edge, not a neatly folded edge will be visible. Lesson learned: think about changes before I make them.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Kwik Sew patterns are not known for their style or design details. I chose this pattern because it was well-suited for a specific occasion. If there is anything to like, it's that it was quick and easy.
Fabric Used: Skirt & jacket - Polyester/lycra micro-gabardine; Top - 100% polyester – both from Vogue Fabrics by Mail
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: The instructions for the tank top were to simply overcast the neckline and armholes, fold 3/8" hems to the wrong side, press and stitch. I used a double bias binding instead.
Conclusion: This pattern makes up quickly and easily into a nice summer outfit.