Category Archives: Kwik Sew Asymmetric Tops

Asymmetric Top, Complete!

Looking for an instant gratification project? Then I HIGHLY recommend Kwik Sew’s latest sewing pattern, the Asymmetric Tops! I totally loved the styling on this one and have to say, I think it would look great on everyone – plus the ruched side is extremely flattering! The sewing is perfect for just about any sewing level and comes together quickly (so long as you or your family members don’t get this wicked cold – by the way, what’s up with a “summer cold”, I can’t remember the last time I had one?). My only disappointment with this top is the topstitching around the arms, which is totally all my fault since it’s the sewing that looks ‘meh’. I believe that the only way to fix this is by adding a bit of interfacing to the binding around the arms before sewing – I would highly recommend this especially if your material is ‘slick’ and super stretchy like mine.
Overall, I am totally in love with this top – I even love the color (I was on the fence about using this purple color since I thought it would wash me out, but it’s absolutely gorgeous…. now I wish I had more)! I can definitely see making this one again, especially in the fall for the long sleeved version.
With that said, I believe it’s time to clean up the sewing room – I can no longer see table surfaces again….. What’s on your sewing ‘to do list’ this weekend?

New Projects

While we were out yesterday, I thought I would stop by Hancock Fabrics to see if they had the new Kwik Sew patterns out – and came home with 3790. Naps for Easton are few and far between anymore, but thanks to a growth spurt, he laid down long enough yesterday for me to get this pattern traced off as well as 3034. Since I’ve declared May a ‘sew up my stash month’, I leaning toward using some for the Vera Wang jersey that I had picked up awhile ago from Fabric.com for the asymmetrical top and will use the prints that I picked up from Needle Nook for the pajamas. Now if I could just assign more projects to my fabric, I might make a dent in my closet!