3 in 3 days – Kwik Sew 3790

Winter was officially warm this year but as August left us, I gave winter sewing one more chance.

So there was the white test version first with my self-drafted pencil skirt. This test version doesn’t count as one of the final 3.

Then there were 2 Knitwit fabrics in animal prints that had to be made up. They have a winter feel to them and this was the perfect way to use them and keep cosy.

Tops 1 and 2 are jungle-inspired.

Finally here’s a Pitt Trading piece that I bought a while ago.That made 3 tops in 3 days.

And then I decided to make the white print with a remnant piece from a couple of years ago. Yes. I can’t count. I officially made 5 winter tops and they covered my winter shape too.

The side ruching was done on my overlocker, now that I know how to use it more since attending the overlocker workshop earlier this year. And that’s as complicated as this top is. I can cut it out and sew it up within 2 hours. 


The summer versions will be a bonus to make and smaller because I’m training for a triathlon that’s on this Saturday. The winter padding is coming off. And summer has arrived early but not the mozzies, yet.

16 comments

  1. Five is even better than three! I like all your versions of this lovely top – I look forward to seeing your summer versions.

    Winter sewing's on my mind now, as we're enjoying our last few warm days and the birds are migrating…

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  2. Oh wow, look at you go! Nicely done-I think I like the white one best as it would go well with casual as well as office attire. There's a similar pattern in burda 02/2013 (but sleeveless) so I might give it a go for summer.. XD

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  3. That's a solid ten hours work, five tops. The asymetrical neckline is lovely and also points the eye down to the side and away from the middle of the mid section – very clever! It's a very smart top, and so different in all your colourways.

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  4. Lovely set of tops – when I get a fave I repeat it too. This year it was a Lekala top (I have 3). I have this pattern and must try it out as I love the neckline on you. Maybe I need to try to prepare for a triathlon too as I still have my 'winter coat' on! All the best for it!

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