Kwik Sew Jacket

KSjacket Finished this jacket some time ago and never got a picture up.  It’s a mirror shot so leaves something to be desired.  But I love the jacket.  FBA and shortened the sleeves otherwise XL fits fine.  My topstitching with Gutterman Topstitch thread leaves something to be desired.  I think I prefer regular weight thread for this job. 

May have gotten a bit carried away with the FBA too, but I hate a jacket that gapes.

This is just a piece of white linen/cotton blend that’s been in the stash for ever.  Unlined is perfect for summer.

Kwik Sew 3529

Weekend Sewing

On Saturday I created two golf shirts for DH.  Both were plain white pique knit, exactly what he wanted.  I used the KwikSew 2763.   KS2763Having made it once before I knew it was a winner.  I did use the stretch collars because I had them on hand and was short of fabric.  This knit is almost impossible to find.  I purchased it from Anne at the NeedleNook last summer and she was out.  She told me that she does not currently have it in any color but pink.  Unfortunately, I was also a bit shy on one sleeve.  So…I pieced the sleeve in the back creating a “detail”.  I did this same piecing trick on both sleeves to make it look intentional.  I guess you could say it was really because I definately intended to get two shirts out of this yardage.  DH is going on a golf trip in 2 weeks and will need a suitcase full of golf polos.

On Sunday I made a top for myself from Burda 7/2007.  It is the twist top.  I had cut this top out some time ago, but after reading the directions procrastinated on stitching it up until I had a clear head.  So…I thought I might share the photos I took.  The nice thing about this top is the built up neckline…no peep show like so many of the twist tops provide.  It is a plus pattern and it fit right out of the magazine, however I did lengthen it a tad to provide full tummy coverage.  Although with the cotton lycra I used…it’s pretty form fitting. 

twist-1 Here is the top with the center front stitched up and the facings folded in. 

twist2 This is the first twist.  The instructions tell you to twist the right front over the left 2 times.

twist-3 After 2 twists, you get this.

Now, sew flip the top down over the bottom of the bodice and pin the darts together….

twist4 twist5 Here’s what it looks like from the other side.

This is a nice top…definately wearable.  However all my photos in the mirror are unshowable.  I will undress my DTD later and give you a “body shot”.

All in all…a great weekend for sewing!

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