Thursday, January 26, 2012

Kwik Sew 3694 in stripes

For Christmas, one of my gifts was a gift card to Hancock's fabrics, and when I saw a fabulous brown and metallic gold uneven striped knit there, I immediately thought of Kwik Sew 3694, which I have wanted to make in a stripe since I made it a few months ago (here). It was quite a thin knit, and I was concerned that I wouldn't like it, since my first version is a beefy rib knit and I love it. I even mentioned in my review on PR that I thought this top would be best rendered in a heavier knit.
I'm going to have to go back and edit my review. I love this in a thinner knit!! And the stripes are so fun. I love the way they wrap around and chevron at the seams.
Here is a close up of the sleeve and side seams. Matching the stripe on this top initially was a head scratcher for me, but I was really just overthinking it. All you have to do is be sure that your hemline (which is straight across the cross grain, and therefore parallel to a horizontally striped knit) is lined up at the same stripe in your pattern repeat, and the rest of the stripes will fall into place.
I'm not sure how many more of this style top I need in my wardrobe, but I love this pattern so much, I might have to make another. I'll definitely be trying out the cap sleeved version without the ties for summer.

Next up I am making a pair of black ponte knit pants as my first piece in Lori and Lynne's Wardrobe Basics Sew Along.
I definitely need some wardrobe basics! Hopefully this will help keep me from getting distracted by the next shiny fabric that comes my way...

10 comments:

  1. Katie...what a great top....LOVE the stripes!

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  2. Love it! The stripes are wonderful!

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  3. This is a fabulous top! I love the stripes and the drawstring at the side seam. It looks perfect on you!

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  4. Somebody knew exactly what toys you like, with the Hancock gift card! I've been so sad since our Hancock here closed, 3 years ago. That top is really cute. It's nice when you find a pattern you really love, isn't it?

    And thanks for the snow picture. My boys just sighed.

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  5. Perfect marriage of stripes/fabric & pattern! This looks great on you! :)

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  6. That's scrumptious! Those stripes is just perfect for that pattern. Nice sewing!

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  7. That is such a cute top, Katie! It's very nice to meet you and awesome to have you as part of the sew-along! ( ps..I have a katie!)

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  8. Ooh - love that top! Your ponte pants also look great - love those shoes! I checked out the SAL, but I'm in the middle of jeans class at PR...although skinny jeans ARE on the list...hmmm.

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  9. Wow! This top is amazing!

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