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 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
that rug that I’ve been weaving…..