So by now all of you know that Kwik Sew has been bought out by McVoguerick. It’s too bad really because I loved Kwik Sew in so many ways. I loved the thick paper, the complete directions, the classic styles, the great kid patterns. I’ve heard already that McVoguerick is changing the sturdy paper into that tissue paper crap because “it’s easier for people to pin on and tissue fit.” Yea, I’m sure that’s horse shit. I’m sure it’s loads cheaper. Anyway, pardon my rant. When I heard about the buy-out I snapped up about 10 of the “old-school” patterns. This is one of them. I love the top. Like most Kwik Sew patterns, this is a classic I’ll make over and over again. They still have this and some others at the new Kwik Sew site. They are $4.00 but it’s a limited selection.
I used some of my recent San Diego Swap Meet fabric for this top. It’s a cotton knit with very little stretch. I added the ribbed hem at the waist and the sleeves. I wanted the length just a teeny bit longer and I thought it was too boring just being snake skin. I love how it turned out. Yes, I know, I shouldn’t wear shorts this short. Blah-ditty-blah-blah. If you don’t like them (how could a woman of her age wear shorts that short!!), let your hate rain down on another blog.
I love the cute little hood in the back. It’s not really a functional hood but it’s certainly cute.
Here’s another diva pose so you can see my fantastic yard. It’s finally spring!!!
I’m actually getting a good deal of sewing done while I paint. Do you know it’s sometimes four (f to the o-u-r!!) hours between coats! Jeez!