KWIK SEW 2743 (TOPS & SKIRTS FOR SOFT WOVENS) REVIEW

ks2743straightSkirtPattern Description: 
From KwikSew.com:
The tops and the skirt are designed for soft woven fabric. We suggest challis, cotton, silk, crepe, rayon, or washed linen. The contrast fabric in VIEW B can also be made in sheer fabrics such as organza, chiffon, or voile.

The pull-on skirt has high slits in both side seams and self-fabric drawstrings with elastic in the casing at the waist. The loose fitting pull-over tops have extended shoulders and a slit at the center front. View A top has a faced round neckline, side slits and self-fabric drawstrings with elastic in the casing at the waist. View B top has a hood. The bands at the bottom edge and the sleeves are made from contrast fabric.

Pattern Sizing:

XS-XL

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Yes.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

I love Kwik Sew patterns. The instructions are characteristically easy to follow.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

I wanted a basic straight skirt pattern, and this one filled that need.

The side slits are cut a wee bit too high for me. However, the slits on the finished skirt are exactly as pictured on the pattern envelope, so I could have altered the pattern. I wasn’t thinking about it.

Fabric Used:

I made the skirt out of brown 100% slinky knit. I haven’t made one out of a woven. I don’t think it’s a great pattern for a stretchy knit. Maybe if I had had my coffee before ordering the pattern, I would have noticed it wasn’t for knits. 

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:

None.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

I recommend it for a basic straight skirt, and I plan on sewing it again.

Conclusion

Kwik Sew patterns are reliable with excellent instructions. This basic style sews up in minutes (not counting cutting). It’s a nice pattern.

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