Thursday, February 27, 2014

Kwik Sew 2874 - Baseball Style Pullover TAKE TWO


As mentioned in my previous two posts, I was inspired to sew a luxe baseball tee after seeing this Milly one on the Neiman Marcus website.


 and decided to use Kwik Sew 2874 as my pattern.


 My first version (the pink floral one) was too large.  So I retraced an unaltered smaller size, pulled out some more knit fabric and sewed another version.  This time I only did the front as a contrast. The back is a solid black.



Kwik Sew 2874 TAKE TWO
As my  first muslin (the pink floral) was too large in the neck/shoulder area so I went down to a S on this black floral one I was still afraid of it being too tight at the hipline (by now you know what I'm going to say - "I don't like tight-fitting clothes!") so I traced in between a M and L rather than going down completely to a M.

As soon as I was done sewing I put take two on so I could admire how much better the fit was!

Um, not quite...

It still didn't fit quite right.  Perhaps the sleeve depth is too low ? 



I pinned about an inch across the upper front chest to see how that worked.   It seemed to provide a better fit through that area.
So back to the cutting table I went. This time to alter the pattern a bit.

Never fear! This version also found a new home. One of my friends - and fellow Zumba instructor - was happy to take it off my hands!



Stay tuned. Kwik Sew 2874 Take Three coming soon.

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4 comments:

  1. You are determined to get one of these tops! I can't wait to see the next one cause I'm sure it's going to be a winner!

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  2. Hello from Spain. gorgeous! Keep in touch

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  3. I have found the same thing with KS patterns. Shame as this top is cute.

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  4. Ooh. There's a baseball shirt lingering in the back of my mind, so your little venture is both inspiring and helpful! Since you've done a couple ones, are you finding the fit difficulties to change per the varying amounts of stretch between knit fabrics?

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