Saturday, September 26, 2009

Kwik Sew 3169 - Girls' Peasant Top

Yay!  A different pattern to talk about!  A break from KS 2918!  My daughter is getting big enough to move out of the toddler pattern sizes, so I bought this pattern during the summer to try.

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Kwik Sew did not disappoint.  I used size XS and added 1" to the sleeves.  The recommended fabrics are all wovens, but I used a knit and it worked just fine.

Someone gave me this fabric years ago and I kept it even though I didn't really like it.  It feels like really old polyester.  But, the color worked pretty well with this skirt (a thrift store find) and my daughter liked it, so it was a go.

The top looked pretty plain when I was finished, so I added the ribbon bows to the neck and sleeves.  I think the whole look might be a little too "peasant-y," with the tiered skirt and peasant-style top, but my daughter thinks it is SO pretty.  She "styled" the outfit all herself for the picture - necklace, headband, socks.  Lovely!

I'll likely be using this pattern a few more times - it goes up to size 12-14 and the short sleeve version is really cute, too.


  1. Love it! Peasant tops are so fun to sew.

  2. Very nice! I LOVE the little bows you added to the sleeves and neckline. It's adorable on her.