Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Kwik Sew 3618 - Vest

Well, it’s done and I am pleased, but there are several things that I will change if I make this pattern again. •The way the collar and facing are designed is not good. Next time, I will create a facing with the yoke by placing the yoke on the fold of the fabric. The pattern has a small facing that is meant to cover the neck line. It is not long enough to meet the shoulder seam. I would use the line that separates the yoke from the facing as the line to use on the fold of the fabric. This allows you to fully incorporate the collar in the facing with no raw/serged edges exposed. •The pockets on View A are a little low. I would raise them about an inch. This is something that is easy to forget when you are fitting a pattern. I have made jackets where the pocket is too high and that is really uncomfortable. •The pattern for the armhole facing is a bit narrow. I would cut the facing another half inch wider. If it is too wide, you can always narrow it. All in all, it is a nice little pattern and worth repeating. So here is the whole outfit.
now the back -

1 comment:

Linda O said...

You are so talented! I didn't know you'd begun blogging again. It was fun to catch up. I especially like the Max-related blogs. Love,