Newsflash: New Kwik Sew Patterns Announced

Kwik Sew used to be one of my favorite pattern companies.  Their athletic patterns are the ones I use most often.  Then McCall’s took over and things went downhill, fast.  I can’t say that this release has turned things around, but I will say that I was pleasantly surprised.  There is still a lot of the crafty stuff that I am going to ignore here, and a lot of crazy sacks made out of quilting fabrics that they pretend are clothes, but they actually had a few decent patterns, so let’s take a look:

KS4029 – I love this jacket.  The collar shape is so modern and elegant.

KS4026 – This cowl neck knit dress is cute!
Though I expect I could probably make one using patterns I already have.

KS4013 – The gathering on the midriff is a bit thick,
but overall I think this is decent dress.

KS4014 – I love the color blocking on this top.
Though, again, I expect I could do this using a pattern I already have.

KS4028 – This cowl neck is cute, but again I think I already have a similar pattern.

KS4027 – A nice basic v-neck top.  Probably needs to be worn with a cami.
KS4017 – Nice to see a man’s pattern in the release.
I do wish there were a few more details, but this is a pretty decent jacket.

KS4019 – Since I am at the age where a lot of people are getting married,
this diaper bag pattern might be a worthy addition to the stash.

 Of course, before we all get too excited, I do have to point out that a fair number of the patterns looked a lot like this:

KS4030 – A big reminder of why I don’t sew with quilting cottons.

So, overall, there isn’t a lot of wow in the collection, but there were more decent patterns than I had been expecting based on previous releases.  So, what do you all think?  Was this a worthy effort from Kwik Sew?  Or does this seem like a lot of rehash from patterns you have already seen?  Feel free to discuss in the comments!

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4 thoughts on “Newsflash: New Kwik Sew Patterns Announced

  1. I know – that quilting fabric look just doesn't do some of those patterns justice! Like you I think that any features could easily be transferred to patterns that we already have in the stash…but I am rather partial to the little jacket, K4029 – I am always a sucker for a scarf looking collar/front band … J

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  2. Agreed. The dress could be salvaged with more narrow elastic in front and a viscose jersey. It would also make a nice maternity dress with the front gathering moved up a bit and the front hem curved down. But speaking of quiliting and placemats, I kind of like the 4016 tunic top with color blocking. Every now and then they make one that works… but I wouldn't clamor to sew this. This is Katharine and not my husband in case he is logged in 🙂

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