Saturday, March 26, 2011

Houston, We Have A Muslin - Kwik Sew 3740

After getting frustrated with B5454 and weeks of meetings that kept me away from my sewing time, I needed a quick win. I decided to revisit Kwik Sew 3740.  Here's where I was. Here's where I am now:

The pros:
  • It doesn't look half bad
  • Nancy Zieman, at least for this top, has solved my swayback issue
  • I did an FBA correctly (how much do I love Pattern Fitting with Confidence?)

The cons:
  • You can sorta tell on Ruby, but the shoulders are too big. I never thought I had narrow shoulders. This also happened with the Butterick dress.
  • (Ignore the stain on the front)
  • The top is too long
  • I padded a new dress form today, so ingore the wrinkles across the butt. The form isn't and exact match to me. Also, I don't know if I'd wear the shirt out once I shorten it, the wrinkles may go away.
  • I wish the cowl seam would stay hidden better. I think I'd like more body in the cowl too.
  • The biggie - what's up with my seams?

The fabric is an ITY jersey. I'm using an 75/11 ballpoint needle and C&C's fine thread. The stitch is a stretch knit overlock stitch for open knits and jerseys. I used an overcast foot, but the fabric still wanted to tunnel. My tension is set at 3. I pressed and top-pressed.  

Well, this is still good for the grocery store (maybe) and Saturday's around the house. I'm going to try another muslin in a rayon-spandex knit.

1 comment:

Sheila said...

Lovely top. I have taken to using wooly nylon to sew my knits... it keeps those tiny puckers at bay.