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From: rmg1341
Date: 07-08-2005, 10:06 PM (1 of 9)
Looking for knit patterns that are easy, interesting, fit well, fun, for knit tops. I've tried several so far, and haven't found one that I love. I have some gorgeous shimmery blue fabric, and would love to make a knit top with it, but can't use it until I find a gorgeous pattern. I've tried kwik sew, but I don't like how the sleeves hang. I also tried stretch & sew, but haven't loved any of them yet. can anyone recommend a pattern for me to buy; one that they thought was incredible???
User: rmg1341
Member since: 09-09-2004
Total posts: 4
From: Skye
Date: 07-09-2005, 03:43 AM (2 of 9)
Depends what style you are after. New Look have some nice ones.
I Have used a vogue this year as well but would not recommend following their instructions.
I find KS patterns very un inspiring to look at but then you see them made up and they look good here are some patterns that I have used this year vogue v7967 NL 6088 for NL 6204

Burda patterns would be worth a look too
good luck
User: Skye
Member since: 09-28-2000
Total posts: 233
From: Mary_Lou
Date: 08-31-2005, 12:26 AM (3 of 9)
Have you tryed "KWIK SEW" The are a little more than the others but work great. I love them and have had many for years.

Mary Lou
User: Mary_Lou
Member since: 08-31-2005
Total posts: 1
From: SummersEchos
Date: 08-31-2005, 12:50 AM (4 of 9)
Hi Mary Lou,
Welcome to Sew Whats New. Please look around out site and join in our discussion.

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Member since: 09-29-2004
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From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 08-31-2005, 12:14 PM (5 of 9)
Pattern recommendation.. Check Vogue and either Butterick or McCalls-- for the Sandra Betzina pattern designs.. She has several that are great..Mary made one recently.. A turtleneck or mock turtle, I believe, if I remember right. I have several of the Butterick ( I think B. instead of Mccalls) but I haven't used them yet.. I have a scoop neck tee pattern of Sandra's that came in a set with a book, and I dearly love it.. Easy to make and fits like a dream.. :coffee2:
Sew With Love
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Member since: 05-01-2002
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From: MartySews
Date: 09-14-2005, 07:18 PM (6 of 9)
Check out the Textile Studio patterns like their basic top, Santa Monica T, cowl neck tops, etc. Many of these are designed by Loes Hinse and are for quick and easy sewing. The patterns are multi-sized with all sizes included (xs - xxl) in one envelope. Hope this helps.
Happy Stitching!
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User: MartySews
Member since: 02-23-2003
Total posts: 504
From: LauraM62
Date: 09-15-2005, 10:02 AM (7 of 9)
I'll mention Jalie since no one else has! I haven't put mine together yet, but did buy 2 of the knit shirt patterns, plus a couple other Jalie patterns. They have some pretty good reviews on them from others. If you didn't really care for the Kwik Sew because it was a looser fit, larger armhole, etc then Jalie maybe what you like. The patterns carry a large array of sizes that you have to trace off. You can read info on them at Pattern Review.
SW Indiana

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User: LauraM62
Member since: 08-10-2003
Total posts: 246
From: Shellymoon
Date: 09-25-2005, 10:14 PM (8 of 9)
I'll echo the praise for Kwik Sew. They are great. Yes, a little pricier, but the fit is fabulous and the designs are simple basics that you'll use over and over again.
I also like Burda patterns, although they can be tougher to find in the. U.S.

What about in Canada ladies?

Burda has a line of great basic T-shirts that fit us ample minded folks great.
Shelly Moon
User: Shellymoon
Member since: 05-27-2001
Total posts: 240
From: mommydionne
Date: 09-26-2005, 07:34 PM (9 of 9)
I'll put my two cents for Jalie as well, their cross over top is really cute and goes together like a dream, I don't like kwik sew that much, I find the instructions are confusing for some simple things (ie a zipper placket). If you want opinions of Jalie, check out
User: mommydionne
Member since: 01-08-2004
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