Fall/Winter 2016 Kwik Sew Patterns

The latest collection from Kwik Sew is here.  I know it is for fall and winter, but even still there are a surprising number of coats and jackets in this collection.  Minimal athletic wear and some kids stuff round out the collection.  Not a whole lot to get excited about, though there are a lot of great options for people who have been hesitant to try sewing jackets in the past.  Let’s take a look:

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KS4188 – This ruched cross over top is probably one of the highlights of the collection for me – the proportions are really nice.

KS4190 – Basic dolman sleeve knit top.  Looks simple to sew and cozy to wear.

KS4189 – Interesting use of the stripe on this asymmetrical hem.

KS4187 – Interesting idea to use laters as color blocking, but I think the overall effect looks a bit bulky.

KS4195 – There have been a lot of these oversized tunic tops lately.  The elastic waist pants aren’t anything special, unless you happen to be looking for an elastic waist pant pattern.

KS4199 – Exciting to see Kwik Sew expanding into the larger size range.  All of these pieces would be very functional in a versatile wardrobe.

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KS4191 – Interesting lapel shape on this jacket.  Really liking the contrast binding on the black and white version.

KS4192 – Another waterfall front jacket/cardigan.  Continues to be a popular trend.

KS4196 – The oversized lapel seems to be a strong trend with Kwik Sew this year.  This jacket looks very simple to sew – no front closures and no back seaming.  Could be a good pattern for someone who has never sewn a coat before, though the details are probably a bit simple for more advanced sewists.

KS4198 – Novel collar on this coat.

KS4197 – Love the shaping on this jacket/coat pattern, but I’m a bit sad that the coat has no closures.

KS4193 – Another poncho pattern.  I get enough of these with my Burda subscription.

KS0228 – Ellie Mae PJ pattern.  Love the details on the neckline; looks very RTW.

KS4194 – The hoodie looks great; not as impressed by the pants here.

KS4200 – Not sure how the hood would be to sleep on, but the rest of this pattern looks awesome.

KS4201 – I can accept these pants as PJs or scrubs, but did they make drawstring pants in denim?  No, no, no.  The sweater looks like something I’ve seen a lot of guys wear, so that’s useful at least.

The are a few other cutesy craft patterns and a couple of kids patterns, but otherwise that’s about it.  On the whole there isn’t anything here I’m dying to add to the collection.  I feel like I’ve got similar jacket patterns with either more shaping or better closures and including a lining pattern.  I may grab that shirt pattern (especially now that Jo-Ann seems to be running more Kwik Sew sales), but otherwise there are a lot of things here that I’d leave as a pass.  Thoughts?  See anything you need for fall?  Feel free to discuss in the comments!

 

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