I really enjoyed all your comments on the copycat post. Many talked about what you draft vs. what you buy, pattern-wise, and the fuschia top is an example of something I tried to draft two years ago and failed. So I went out and bought an equivalent: Kwik Sew 3763.
What I was after: A knit top with a v-neck that draped the shoulder. I'd read that women should use clothing to give the illusion of an hourglass, and thus balanced, shape. One suggestion for a rectangular gal was to bring attention to the shoulders, so that the waist looks smaller in comparison.
I'm not sure I buy that anymore—much preferring cami-like tops, hourglass be damned—but saving me from sewing sleeves or binding armholes was attractive.
Now that it's complete, I sort of feel like a linebacker in this thing and I really don't think it's doing anything for my "curves."
- I do love this color
- First Kwik Sew pattern and first v-neck I didn't royally screw up!
- Knit weight is really starting to matter to me -- I like a heavier, more stable knit. Compared to the red knit, this was a dream.
- The sizing was really off for me -- I had to put a 1-1/2 inch dart in the front armscye and take in the sideseams at the bust an additional 7/8 and taper down to the waist. And the shoulder seam seems (say that 10 times fast!) to extend much more than on the model.
- Make it again? Probably not. But I'll give it a chance in Me-Made-May