Aww, I like the new Kwik Sew patterns! It’s a small release, but they’ve got some goodies.K4163 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.
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 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 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?