Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Kwik Sew 3801
I fell in love with this little red number last year.
OMG! Do you remember this green disaster? LOL.
Sooo...after recently seeing a friend wearing the top made with some very thin ITY knit and it looked great on her, I decided to give it another chance.
Here I've made it up again, this time in a medium. I lengthened it by 2 inches and brought the neckline up by 1 1/2 inches. I still think it's a little big and the neckline is lower than I like. Which, btw, I changed. Instead of using a band around the neck, I just turned it under and cover stitched it. BUT, it's much better and it looks much nicer on me than on Ruby here. LOL. Notice how I toned down the print? I got this fabric from Sawyer Brook super cheap early this spring and am just now getting around to making it up.
I'm going to make it again, this time in a size small. Sheesh! Talk about vanity sizing. I haven't worn a small in like FOREVA! LOL.
I think the key to this particular look is to use a VERY drapey fabric and to keep the print small if using one. OH, and the correct size. LOL.
Here's a couple more pictures.
I like this fabric; it has a little curlycue printed in metallic. Dresses up this otherwise plain knit.
This is a seriously easy knit top to make up. I think it took me an hour and a half and it took that long because I was putzing around.
One thing I thought I would comment on...I thought these super thin knits would be hard to work with. I really haven't found that to be the case. Other than testing the fabric (which I normally do anyway), I really haven't had any issues.
This black & white version is a small and I like it much better. Talk about vanity sizing. LOL.
That's all folks!
PS. Today is my 2 year anniversary of this blog. LOL. Who da thunk it?