Pattern Stash: The last dash

Here is the last instalment of my pattern stash busting – Three tops and a polar fleece vest.  Plus a sneak peak at the rug I’ve been weaving.


1. Lekala 4443 – knit tunic

This pattern is a tunic length t-shirt with tucks at the high hip.  Overall the fit is quite good, especially in the shoulders.  I’ve used a rayon knit which is too heavy and stretchy to hold the tucks well.  They kind of puddle and give a maternity-wear look.  Not quite what I’d imagined.  I’m going to rework this in some way as I like the print too much.   **** Full review on PR ****

2. Kwik Sew 3155 – hoodie

The drawing on the cover of this pattern doesn’t really do it justice.  I’ve made this up in a cotton rugby jersey and had a bit of fun laying out the print.   I really like the V neckline and it is so comfy to wear.  I’m wearing it as I write – paired with the My Image leggings.  Definitely one to make again.  I think the next version will be in a sweatshirt fabric.    **** Full review on PR ****

3. McCall’s 7746 – tank top

I bought this pattern mainly for the tank pattern as I liked the colour blocking seam on the front and the racer back.  At the time, I didn’t realise that it also side panels – yay!

I wasn’t sure where the empire seam would land so I didn’t use the tribal print that I had ear-marked for this pattern.  Instead I’ve used a swim lycra with a hibiscus border print.  The border worked really well for the side panel.  The background also matches well with the North Face jacket I made recently.

The pattern goes together very quickly but the lengths given for the neck and armhole elastics are too short (or my clear elastic was tii firm).  Either way, I needed to recut longer pieces.

Other than that, I’m happy with the way it turned out and will make another using that tribal print.  **** Full review on PR ****

4. Kwik Sew 3453 vest

This is a really nice pattern for a fleece vest.  It has side panels and forward shoulder.  I’ve made the half-zip version using a cheep polar fleece.  There is an Arc’teryx vest that I’d like to knock-off using this pattern  **** Full review on PR ****

The final pattern stash round-up


Next up….

that rug that I’ve been weaving…..


4 thoughts on “Pattern Stash: The last dash

  1. The fabric is lovely on the Lekala top. I am sure you can change the tuck area to improve the look easily.All of the tops turned out great.


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