As long-time readers know, Kwik Sew used to be one of my favorite pattern companies. The large collection of athletic and dance patterns, along with the thicker pattern paper and easy instructions made them an all-around win. However, the types of patterns since the BMV takeover haven’t been quite as exciting as the company used to produce. The latest batch of patterns aren’t very exciting, but there are a few patterns with simple silhouettes that could be quite nice in a wardrobe (and easy to adjust for fit). Then again, there are some crazy looking designs too. Let’s take a gander…
K4141 – Actually a pretty cute jacket! I like the hood options, and the in-seam pockets. The model styling sells it for me.
K4140 – Basic jacket, with simple dart shaping. Not bad, but not stash-worthy.
K4132 – I actually like the neckline of this dress, and the seaming should make it fairly easy to fit.
K4135 – Pretty cute top, but very similar to patterns we’ve seen in the other BMV releases.
K4139 – Another basic jacket.
K4137 – Kwik Sew Learn to Sew pattern. Very basic skirt, but a cute shape. Should be a good sort of learn to sew project.
K4143 – Top/pants combo. The sweater top isn’t bad, but I’ve already got a few similar patterns in my stash.
K4146 – Knit tops.
K4138 – Overalls are not really my thing. Burda tries to convince me they are fashionable on a regular basis, but I’m not really buying it. I suppose if you needed an overalls pattern though, this wouldn’t be the worst option.
K4136 – Swirly knit top. I think it looks better in theory than in practice.
K4134 – Ugh.
K4133 – Yeeeeeeeeeee-hawwwwwwwwwww! Actually, I shouldn’t laugh – I’ve rhinestoned a similar shirt for someone who does competitive reining.
So… yeah. I’m sort of digging that first coat jacket thing, and a few of the other patterns aren’t bad, but overall a bit dull. Feel free to yawn with me in the comments! (Or laugh, or disagree, or whatever.)