Saturday, March 10, 2012

Kwik Sew 3915

When I first saw this Kwik Sew pattern last fall, I knew it was one I wanted to sew. I was recently reminded of the pattern a few weeks ago when I received an email from Kwik Sew with this pattern as the featured photo. And what do you know, Kwik Sew patterns were on sale at Hancock's this past week (through the 14th, I think) and so I splurged. I say "splurged" because as much as I love Kwik Sew patterns, I rarely buy them. They tend to be pricier than the big 3 patterns and they never go on sale. (I know, I just told you that they are now on sale, but really, truly, they almost never go on sale. Maybe that will change now that KS has been bought by McCall's).

Sewing this pattern reminded me, too, of how much I adore Kwik Sew patterns. The instructions and illustrations are so simply lovely. Easy to read. Easy to understand. And the fit of the KS patterns I've used has been superb.

So... I bought the pattern and fabric on Thursday and sewed it on Friday. I lost steam to finish the sleeve and bottom hems when I realized that I do not have any buttons in my stash to complete the top.

Something that dawned on me as I sewed: Why am I sewing a long-sleeve, winter top just when it's finally starting to warm up? When I am so ready for spring?! Crazy, that's what. :)

I'll post the real pictures (these are from my phone) after I buy buttons and hem the thing.



  1. So cute! I love the neckline. I think Kwik Sew is getting more fashion forward, which is great to see, since they're patterns are always so good. I'm with you on the cost though - I tend to reach for the Big 4 sale patterns myself.

  2. This is looking so great! I'm sure it will still come in handy for cool spring days!

  3. This top is pretty! The neckline is so different, I bet it will look great on you!

  4. Your shirt is almost identical to one I purchased earlier this winter. I wish I didn't hate sewing with knits! Love your shirt and can't wait to see the buttons you choose!