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 PatternReview.com. 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.