Real life is in crazy mode, at least through the end of the month, so posting will continue to be sparse for a while. Rest assured I’m up to my eyeballs in stretch fabrics, sequins, and stones. It just seems like as soon as I get on top of my work pile something happens and I get behind again, but I’m getting through it, and somehow it’ll get done.
In the meantime, the latest collection from Kwik Sew is here, and I have to say I’m actually pretty interested in a few of the new styles. Turns out some simple, yet stylish dresses for summer and a cute activewear pattern are enough to make me happy. Let’s take a look:
Actually really like this dress – the top looks great for summer (especially after the near-100s we were hitting today), and it looks pretty simple to sew.
Another dress that looks like it would be easy to construct and comfortable to wear.
Obviously, there isn’t much to this pattern. But it looks like it would be very fast to put together, and it doesn’t look half bad with the belt. Might be a good pattern for someone newer to sewing, but would still produce a very wearable garment.
There have been a lot of similar styles from BMV lately, but they did a nice job with fabric selection on this envelope.
Another pattern that is very similar to things we’ve seen in the past, but it looks like it has a nicely placed cowl drape.
The separating back is an interesting detail.
Not really interested in the over-shirts, but one can never go wrong with a scoop-necked tank top.
I’ve been wanting to make some wide-legged trousers, but I think I’ve already got some good patterns in the stash.
I feel like I’ve seen this pattern from… everybody.
The tank top is cute! Also a fan of the shorts – great for summer!
Also love the gathered top on this bathing suit pattern.
I’d had a thought to sew a new ironing board cover a few months ago – my old one was pretty trashed. I ended up buying one (I really needed it), but this might not be a bad pattern to have if the fancy strikes again.
With the crazy work load I haven’t been sleeping much. That is my only defense for saying I’m including this for the mear fact that it amused me.
And that’s about it. There are a few other kids patterns and random crafty things, but not much else of interest. Most of the clothing patterns look like things that would actually be nice to wear during the summer (in addition to being easy to sew), and I’m happy to see the activewear and swimsuit patterns in this line. I haven’t really tried any of their patterns since they’ve been bought by McCall’s – anyone know if they are using the old Kwik Sew slopers to draft the new patterns? I’ll probably get the swimsuit regardless, but I’ll be super happy if it fits like the Kwik Sew leotard patterns I’ve been using since I started sewing.
What do you all think? See anything tempting here? Or is my sleep deprived brain a little too focused on the oooh shiny to give well formed opinions right now? Feel free to discuss in the comments!
4 thoughts on “Kwik Sew Summer 2016”
Nothing here that’s a must have for me but lots of good workhorse patterns. Good luck with your workload!
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Thanks! I did a 6.5 hour sewing marathon last night – I might actually make it!
Since I promised a friend to sew her some Maternity clothes, I see suitable patterns everywhere. The Sack-Dress and Tulip-back Top would totally fit the bill.
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I don’t think I have sewn a Kwik Sew pattern in my life, but I really like the look of the second dress you posted, 4171.