Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sleepshirt - Kwik Sew 2529 (OOP)

Pattern Description: Sleepshirt View B has a v-neckline with self-fabric neckband, long sleeves, and side hemline slits. Designed by Kwik Sew founder Kerstin Martensson.

Pattern Sizing: Size S out of a multi-size pattern containing XS-S-M-L-XL.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, it does.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, very.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the fit across the chest and the v-neckline. This is my second version of this top and I am still wearing the first one even though it is a bit snug now.

Fabric Used: I used the coolest printed flannel (a Snuggle flannel print in Ripple Circles on sale for $2.39 per yard) I have ever seen, even though the pattern specifies 25% stretch. I ended up prewashing the fabric in my bathroom sink. It was scary how much ink washed out, yet the fabric is still as vibrant as can be. It took three thorough rinses to get it semi clear. As a result, I will probably wash it by hand from now on.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I made no design changes and only one alteration. Because of my fabric choice I needed a way around the 25% stretch requirement. I cut the neckband on the bias and about an inch longer than the pattern piece provided in order to have it fit the neckline.

Would you sew it again? I will probably not make this top again as is, but I definitely plan on making the other pieces (the tank and boy-leg briefs) in coordinating colors for the spring. For those I will use either a thick interlock or fleece as suggested.

Would you recommend it to others? Yes, definitely, if they can get their hands on a copy of this out-of-print pattern. It is definitely worth it.

Conclusion: A warm and cozy sleepshirt with a lot of pizazz!


Anonymous said...

Am I crazy or is that two different tops? One has a centre seamline and one doesn't!

lsaspacey said...

Not crazy, just the way the shirt is hanging on the hanger, kinda folded over. There is no center seamline.

Kyle said...

very cool--definitely not your garden variety flannel!

Flamingo K (aka Karen Schurr) said...

Love the fabric! This shirt looks so comfy....reminds me of my old hosp pjs :)

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I made PJ pants out of that flannel! We are twins, each with only half a pair of pajamas. Looks like a cozy top!

Noile said...

Oh, very nice! If you can't be wild and crazy with the PJ tops, where can you be? You did a great job getting the non-stretch fabric to work with the stretch pattern.