Iris' friend is learning to sew. I pulled the remainder of the black/ecru ponte I used for my Burda 7184 waterfall cardigan.
Kwik Sew 3262. OOP, but you can still buy it here.
It's interesting to sew and fit with someone with a different build. I am a slight pear and she is an inverted triangle. Her chest puts her in a L but her hips put her in a M. The pattern is sized for thick fleeces and we used a ponte. We took some pattern measurements and decided to go down a M and she is very happy with the fit.
Her friend learned how to cut single layer, match stripes, use a serger and hem with a twin needle. My child is still not interested in learning to sew. She likes giving orders though.
This is an old Kwik Sew pattern, printed on heavy paper with 1/4" seam allowances. I much prefer these to the new ones with tissue paper and 5/8" seam allowances.
It's a Kwik Sew. The drafting is great. It goes together easily. The directions tell you to fuse interfacing to the shoulder seams to reinforce them before sewing. That's the technique I would use even if the instructions didn't say so.
I only wish that, in addition to giving you pattern pieces for the rectangular pieces, they also gave you the measurements. I cut rectangles with a rotary cutter and ruler, not with tiny paper pattern pieces. What do you do?
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