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Pattern Review: Kwik Sew 3167

2013 January 21
by elizabeth_admin

It’s been a very busy weekend folks.  Sewing, party, visitors (Susie of Orange Swing was in town!!!), skateboarding with a hot skateboard instructor (oops, did I type that out loud?), and more sewing.

My double knit skirt was very comfortable and I received a ton of unsolicitations for it.  Needless to say I am pretty motivated to make more.  I just put in a large order for more double knit.  I have navy, but don’t have any tops or sweaters that will work with navy.  I guess I could make some though.  😉

It was so much fun hanging out with Susie on Sunday.  What a treat!  She’s a hoot.  We laughed so much I was worried that we were going to be kicked out.

So I have a new project to show you.  Here’s my pattern review for Kwik Sew 3167…

KS 3167

KS 3167

 

Pattern Description:  Camisoles and Panties.  I made the View C panty.

Pattern Sizing:  XS – L.  I made the Medium and it was perfect right out of the envelope.  They had a handy “check your stretch” measurement chart on the envelope so you could check to see if your lace had the right amount of stretch for the pattern.  When I compared my measurements with the measurements for the medium size, I felt pretty confident that I chose the right size.  Kwik Sew patterns are generally pretty good with their sizing.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?  Yes!  It did.  I’m quite pleased.

Were the instructions easy to follow?  Yes they were.  Kwik Sew instructions are always very good I’ve found.  This was a really simple pattern, so the instructions were simple too.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?  

LIKES:

  • Quick and easy
  • Uses very little fabric/lace
  • A lot of bang for you buck
  • Great drafting

DISLIKES:

  • NONE!

Fabric used:  Stretch lace from SewSassy.com from one of their lace bundles that I bought like 3 or 4 years ago when I thought I would sew lingerie but never did.  Love it.  Easy to sew and very pretty.  The pattern calls for 8 inch lace, but my lace was about 7.25 inches and it was just fine.  8 inches would have made the panty a bit grandma-ish.

Pattern changes or design changes made:   None!  I wanted to see how they fit right out of the envelope and I love them!

Which sewing machine(s) did you use for construction?  I used my Brother serger for the seams and the Viking Emerald for the zigzagging on the lining.

Will you sew it again or recommend it to others?   Yes, I will sew it again.  I have a ton of 7.25 inch lace in my stash thanks to that bundle, so I can make panties galore, which is great because my current collection was getting a bit sad.  I would definitely recommend this to even beginning sewists.  They’re so easy to make and you could use just the zigzag stitch to construct them if you don’t have a serger.

Conclusion:  Great panty pattern.  I don’t know that I will ever make the camis in the envelope, but I will definitely make the panties over and over again.  Such an easy project.  Great for beginners and advanced sewers, especially if you have gorgeous stretch lace to use.  Go out and get this pattern!!!

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In other sewing news, while I was working on this panty this afternoon, Jack was playing in my room.  He expressed an interest in learning to sew.  He often is with me when I sew, but this is the first time he has ever asked.  I was thrilled, needless to say.  I asked him if he wanted to make sleeping bags for any of his stuffed animals or dolls.  He immediately said he wanted one for piggy and for Woody.  I knew I had some fleece in the stash that would be perfect for “sleeping bag”.  He picked out red for piggy (great color for a green pig, isn’t it on the opposite side of the color wheel?) and blue for Woody.

I “fitted” the dolls and then cut the fleece for him.  Then we pinned it together and took it to the machine.  I needed to put the pedal on a chair for him to reach it and I guided the fabric  a little for him, but he sewed both sleeping bags himself.  He was so proud.  And so am I!

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How cute is that?!?!?

Happy sewing everyone!

13 Responses leave one →
  1. julia rushing permalink
    January 21, 2013

    very very cute. very.

  2. January 21, 2013

    Awwwww! Precious!
    Just recently made two views of those panties recently, the lace like yours and the lace trimmed panty. Both are winners, so comfy, and so easy!

  3. January 21, 2013

    You deserved the unsolicitations, that skirt was hitting you just right. I love knit skirts, they are so easy to wear. The dainty lace undies are so cute too.

  4. January 22, 2013

    Those sleeping bags are adorable! Congratulate Jack for a job well done!

  5. January 22, 2013

    I just love the sleeping bags! What a great idea for kids. I would have loved that growing up. Thanks for a great post.

  6. January 22, 2013

    I think sewing is great for children – it teaches them patience, hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness and puzzle solving (all that 2D flat stuff turning into a 3D structure, going inside-out to right-side etc. ;)). I always think of sewing as “engineering with fabric really” 🙂

  7. Judi permalink
    January 22, 2013

    I don’t know how you thought of sleeping bags! Sooo cute!!! Jack did a great job!

  8. January 22, 2013

    Great panties, but I especially love the sleeping bags. Of all the children under age 10 that I have tried to teach to sew, the only one to completely get the hang of it (like, remember to put the foot down every time, etc) was a 5-year-old boy.

  9. Ceci permalink
    January 22, 2013

    Aren’t you a clever mom to think of a satisfying and achievable first sewing project!

    Congrats to both of you on this accomplishment.

    Ceci

  10. January 22, 2013

    The panties are very cute and I love the sleeping bag! It is so satisfying to share our hobbies with our children!

  11. January 23, 2013

    Undies! Makes so much damned sense to make undies. Probably a super return on investment as well. Love it!

    Loved seeing you as well, sweets. Always such a treat!!! xoxoxos

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