Kwik Sew 3915 – Sweater Knit Top

With the cooler weather I decided to order some sweater knits to add some warmer tops to my wardrobe. I purchased Kwik Sew 3915 a few years ago after seeing my friend Bernadette’s version of this top on The website is a wonderful source for reviews of patterns as well as discovering new patterns and talented sewists. The neckline on this top is what caught my eye. I like the lapped insert with the tiny loops and buttons.

As you can see in the line drawing, I modified the sleeve. I created a bell shape and added 1/4″ elastic at the bottom to gather the sleeve at the wrist. I used to have a ready-to-wear sweater with this style of sleeve and always liked it. The fabric is a lightweight sweater knit and is well suited to this style.

I don’t recall ever sewing a Kwik Sew pattern though I have a few of them. The instructions were clear and the pattern well drafted. This top is sewn with 1/4″ seam allowances. I used my serger for most of the construction.

It looks like I’m going to continue adding tops to my wardrobe for a while. I’m still working from home so they are what I’m wearing the most of these days.

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12 thoughts on “Kwik Sew 3915 – Sweater Knit Top

  1. I love your sleeve modification and the neckline. I will try to find this pattern to sew for myself. Stay well and keep inspiring us all!

  2. Love your modification: the sleeve and ruched neckline look great together. Thanks for bringing this pattern to my attention: it is on sale through today @ Something Delightful (gah, terrible new moniker for V-McC-B-KS!).

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