Made by me / My makes

New Kwik Sew top

Since all I want to do when I get home from work is slipping into my Kwik Sew cami I decided to make a second one. In the spirit of yesterday’s post this one is made of organic ribbed cotton. It’s the softest cotton I have ever laid my hands on, the quality is superior. The drawback though is that it grows like crazy, which makes it both a bit hard to sew and hard to wear. I have actually drafted a special sloper just for this knit that’s only 85% of my chest circumference, but even that is too big. This Kwik Sew project was however perfect since the elastic keeps the fabric in check.Hope you all will have a nice weekend. I’m off to visit a castle – which is one of my favorite outings!


  • Antoinette
    May 2, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Very flattering and I bet it is comfy! Your patternmaking skills are so impressive!

  • gwensews
    May 2, 2009 at 11:55 am

    It looks like a perfect fit in the photo. Of course, if it grows, that could be hazardous!

  • Lisette M
    May 2, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Your cami looks very comfortable. Please tell us about your outing to the castle. During my honeymoon we drove around England looking for castles to see!

  • Christina
    May 2, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    That is super cute. I always change into comfy knits when I get home at the end of the day!

  • Mary Nanna
    May 2, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    what a beautiful photo. I wish I could hire your photographer.

  • Johanna
    May 2, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    >>Anotinette: Oh, thank you (*blushes*)!

    >>Gwnesews: Yes it's a potential hazard, I did adjust the pattern to make it even snugger, but I do fear that the cups will grow…

    >>Lisette M: English castle hunting sounds like the ultimate honeymoon to me 🙂 And I am thrilled that you asked about my castle outing. Especially for you I will post some pictures tomorrow!

    >>Christina: Thanks, and nice to hear from another comfy knit lover. I think that my "mjukisbyxor" is the most worn garment in my wardrobe.

    >>Mary Nanna: That would be just me, a tripod and a remote timer You can totally book me, I would love to go to New Zealand 🙂 Actually I did give the photo a little special aftertreatment using the free software Poladroid.

  • geek sewing
    May 3, 2009 at 4:32 am

    Gorgeous photo!

    I thought about buying organic ribbed cotton, was enticed by the words soft and luxurious. I had a sneaking suspicion that the fabric would grow!

  • Ann's Fashion Studio
    May 3, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    That is a very flattering style. It looks wonderful (and comfy) and your picture is great 🙂

  • Cindy
    May 4, 2009 at 1:54 am

    Love the photography! Beautiful.


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