New Spring Kwik Sew Patterns

The latest collection of Kwik Sew is here.  I’ve been a bit down about the recent Kwik Sew patterns, but, I have to say that, on the whole, this release isn’t too bad.  Nothing amazing (Kwik Sew is aimed at newer sewers, so that is to be expected), but certainly a few cute designs, including a good athletic-wear pattern, which is a nice throwback to all the great dance and skating patterns that Kwik Sew used to have.

K4154 – Cute spring dress; the tied waist is an interesting design detail.  I like the neckline too.

K4155 – Classic button front dress.  I can see this one being popular, and the princess seams should make it fairly easy to fit.

K4156 – This dress pattern misses the mark for me, but of the three styles it does look like it would be the easiest to sew.

K4160 – Love this top!  Definitely need to add this to my stash.

K4157 – Simple silhouette, but the color blocking is very effective.

K4158 – Not really loving this pattern.  My brain wants to like the color blocking, but something about the flare of the hem is not personally appealing.

K4159 – The scoop neck looks really low, and I’m not really a fan of the puffy back.

K4161 – It’s a skort!  Actually, I think the regular skirt is pretty cute.

K4162 – Simple jacket, but I think the contrast neckline and cuffs are an effective touch.  Love the fabric choices for both example photos.

K4163 – YAY!  I don’t need another leggings pattern BUT I do like how high the waist is on these (my store-bought leggings keep falling down… sigh).  Also really like the shirt design.  This will be added to my stash for sure.

There were also a mix of kids patterns (yawn), but the crafts were too good to pass up:

K4166 (top) – Sandal bag.  Somehow I always felt like anything going to the beach was going to get sandy anyway, so having an extra tote just for sandals feels a bit redundant, but perhaps it is just me.

K0216 (middle left) – Ellie Mae fruit bags.  Sort of cute?  Could be a fun gift for kids.

K0217 (middle right) – Weight loss placemats.  I don’t know about you, but I’d have a hard time eating my protein with that staring back at me.  Well, unless my protein was bacon.

K4165 – Kwik Sew bringin’ the fanny pack back.  Perhaps the style will make a comback thanks to a certain Project Runway designer…

K0219 (bottom right) – Ellie Mae organization patterns.  The hanging wall organizer could be useful.  I’m not as sold on the other patterns in this set.

And that’s it!  On the whole I think this is a pretty successful release for Kwik Sew.  I’m actually excited by a few of these patterns, and while I don’t think I need to add the others to my stash, I think they are rather nice additions to the Kwik Sew line.  What do you all think?  Is Kwik Sew making a rebound?  Or are these styles too simple to be interesting?  Anyone else happy that they are making new exercise patterns again?  Feel free to discuss in the comments!

 

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One thought on “New Spring Kwik Sew Patterns

  1. I puzzled over the thong case thing too – just odd. The rest of the patterns are only OK, I’m not inspired or dismayed by them.

    Overall I think KwikSew are slowly moving away from frumpy and dowdy.

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