I have admired knit tops that feature shoulder openings. So I decided to make one using my newly found and ever-improving serger skills. Here is my Exposed Shoulders T-Shirt.
Kwik Sew 3880.
Maroon, mauve and white striped cotton knit. (Hancock Fabrics)
U.S.: XS-XL. I cut a size XS, View A.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done?
Yes, it looked like the pull-over top with scoop neckline and dolman sleeves with shoulder openings.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions are clear and simple.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I happily found the pattern includes 1/4 inch seam allowances which are highly compatible for serger sewing! All notches matched.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
This pattern fits my petite frame neatly! I did not make any pattern length adjustments. I used the serger to stitch seam allowances. To stabilize the neckline for stitching I applied stay-tape on the seam-line. I chose to use a strip of white ribbed knit for the neckline binding instead of the t-shirt fabric. I used a twin-needle to top-stitch neckline and to hem shoulder openings, sleeves and lower hem.
Would you made it again?
I may make this pattern again.
Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I would recommend this pattern for an intermediate sewer.
I will purchase more Kwik Sew patterns to use for future serger sewing projects because of included 1/4 inch seam allowances.