Super Cute! Kwik Sew, Spring 2016

Aww, I like the new Kwik Sew patterns! It’s a small release, but they’ve got some goodies.K4163, Misses' Racerback Tops, Shorts and LeggingsK4163 is totes adorbs for the workout/resolution crowd, and ties in neatly with the Pattern Review Activewear contest … which I may have joined. I have an embarrassment of options, so hopefully I’ll whip up something that inspires me to get off my growing duff.

K4161, Misses' Shaped-Overlay Skort and Skirt

K4161 is also super cute! I don’t know if asymmetrical front skirts are still trending, but if you don’t want to spring for Style Arc’s take on this style, this Kwik Sew pattern is quite similar.

K4159, Misses' Gathered-Back Tops

K4159 has a cute feature in back which makes it perfect for pear shaped ladies. What I like about this design is that the gathered area does not extend from side seam to side seam, but focuses widely over the center back, where fullness is needed to skim fuller derrieres and thighs. I don’t like the super wide neckline, but that’s easily modified.

K4160, Misses' Gathered-Front Tops

K4160 is my favorite one in the bunch! It’s so graceful and classy and pretty. A perfect summer office top, the gathers in front flatter the bust and the belly equally. Front gathers don’t always get this right, so kudos to the Kwik Sew design team!

K4154, Misses' Tie-Front Dresses

K4154 is so adorable! Not styled like this, though. I’d definitely reduce some ease, and taper and raise the hem. In the right fabric, that center front knot is a great style feature; in the wrong one, it looks bunchy and could give the illusion of a thicker waist than the wearer has. I can see so many cool exposed zippers in that center front seam. :)  Does this have pockets?



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    1. Haha! I wasn’t a Kwik Sew fan either, until their sale prices finally came down to match McCall’s and Butterick. And they’ve slowly been stepping up their game as far as sew-worthy patterns goes. I’ve got great respect for companies who make an effort! I bet K1460 would look fab on you. ;-)

  1. Eek! I hadn’t realized you moved and therefore saw no new posts in my feed (updating the link!)

    Great assessment of the release. I do like the blue top but would be loathe to attempt that collar in a knit. I might cry.

    I have collected many a workout pattern and have sewn nary a workout item :-p

    Also, I *WANT* the shorter version of the asymmetrical skirt which is a skort. Want. Want. Want!

    1. Yay! Glad you found my new home on the web. :) And thanks for your kind words! I think the collar on the blue knit top must be seriously interfaced. Like, majorly. Can you imagine otherwise??? You wouldn’t be the only one crying!

      Haha, you should join the activewear contest, too. I bet you’d come up with something super cute, too…*wheedles* Isn’t the skort great? I don’t wear shorts myself, but I hope shorts-wearing sewers get hip to it.

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