Posted in Product Reviews on Monday the 25th January 2016 by Annette
do sometimes get forgot about. I am also guilty of this. They tend to do a lot more practical and craft patterns. They are really worth having a brouse through from time to time.
So this week our pattern of the week is Kwik Sew 4014.
There isn't much I can talk about this pattern, except to say it is ultra easy and that the drape on the front of design A is very effective and easily constructed. So I thought I will give you some ideas on Dressmaking Fabrics
to mix and match with. This pattern is designed for lightweight stretch fabrics with 25% stretch. There is a guide for this on the back of the pattern envelope. A lot of patterns do suggest now that you prewash your fabric. I personally have recommended doing this for years and I wash virtually every fabric before cutting out because once washed it can be treat that way all the time. How many times have you bought say some linen trousers and you have to hand wash them and certainly couldn't dry them in a tumble dryer. Well if you follow my advise and the advise of lots of patterns these days then this won't happen again!
I am loving my first choice of fabrics...
For the main colour I have chosen our beautiful Brishstroke Print Jersey Fabric
This is made from cotton and model. It is a beautiful fabric that has the effect of brush strokes through it. It has a terrific soft finish and has great movement. This would be used for the under front, the back and the sleeves. I have paired it with our Loose Knitted Stretch Jersey Fabric
This fabric is a very loose knit jersey which creates a fabric that has a lovely slubby-texture and is made from 100% polyester.
These will sew well together but MUST be washed first as described above. One may shrink a little, one may shrink a lot. Preparing the fabrics in this way means you won't have any problems.
My next choice is a beautifull soft lilac/pale grey mix fabric. Along with this light grey coloured Jersey Fabric
. This is the same fabric as the coral one in my first choice.
The main fabric is viscose with a little lycra and the silver grey is 100% polyester as described above. Where the first choice was quite dramatic this is very subtle.
I absolutely love scuba fabric and so for my next fabric I have chosen this animal print Scuba Fabric
quite similar to the fabric used in the pattern. You could use plain black skuba for the contrasting overlay.
Or you could use our revue Jersey Fabric
in black. This would create more of a drape whereas the plain scuba
in black would be more 'solid'.
My last choice this week for this pattern would be this beautiful spotty Jersey Fabric
. This gorgeous red jersey has white spots and it teams brilliantly with the revue Jersey Fabric
in red. Now you may be thinking which way is she meaning. Well the answer is either. A spotted body with a plain red drape or a plain red body with a spotted drape.
I think the revue is a fabulous fabric
so it must be mentioned that you could use two of these plain colours for this top. So think of the possibilities Black/White, Black/Cream, Black/Red and more.
Before I finish I must mention the other design on this pattern. This has a round neckline and makes use of two colours of fabric the same as the other design but would be described as a block colour design. Any of my suggestions would be suitable for this design too.
Last but not least think about a plain tee-shirt. You could do design A without the overlay, with either neckline and by combining pieces 7 and 8 you could have 3/4 sleeves all in one colour.
See you next week,