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Friday Night Sewing - Kwik Sew 3740

Saturday, August 20, 2011

I had a bad case of the blahs on Friday night.  Paige had been sick with gastro all week, work had been exhausting and we'd had a big week socially as well.  I just wanted to make something and who doesn't love a striped top.  Enter Kwik Sew 3740.


This is a great pattern, simple, quick and easy. I made view A in a medium, adding extra length in the body and the sleeves, but I left off the cowl - I think it would have looked a little busy with the thick stripes.  The pattern suggests you bind the neckline but I wanted a wider neck band.  I should have used interfacing because it ended up being fairly floppy and I had to sew a small tuck at the centre front.  It was a happy accident because I really like the slight v shape of the new neckline.


Between the sewing and a glass (or two) of my favourite bubbly, I was feeling much better by the time I went to bed.

6 comments:

Bernice said...

I'm a bit of a fan of stripes. I think the wide neck band looks really good with the stripes too. Sounds like a perfect evening.

Sharon said...

Love your striped top and have two pieces to make up myself. Hadn't thought of leaving the cowl off KS3740, thank you for the tip.

Eugenia said...

I love striped tops, they always looks so chic, especially in black and white like yours. I love the long lean look you have got with this one. When I first saw the photo I was admiring the nice neckline - I didn't realise that tuck wasn't supposed to be there - I think it looks really good like that!

Audrey said...

It looks great. I am seeing black and white striped shirts everywhere this fall, in fashion mags and on line. Sometimes a quick project is just what you need to make you feel better.

Carolyn said...

I love black and white striped tops too, and this fabric and top is fab! MInd sharing where you got the fabric? ;)
I think your neckline looks perfectly beautiful, I didn't even notice the tuck until you pointed it out...

PurpleMum said...

Yep, it's a winner to me! You forgot to mention late night family lobbing in on you, asking you to taxi them to the airport and then leaving you to it!