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Kwik Sew 3977 vest

My friend Kathryn sewed a Kwik Sew 3977 jacket and vest when we were at Sewjourn in May.  Both looked fabulous – so the pattern quickly joined my stash.

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Shortly after I was at The Cloth Shop in Ivanhoe, and spotted some teal boiled wool knit.  Oh, how perfect for a Kwik Sew 3977 vest!

Kwik Sew 3977 vest in boiled wool knit from The Cloth Shop

Now, the lapels on my vest don’t fall the same way as the line drawing or the cover photos. I figure that there are possibly a couple of reasons for this. Firstly, fabric choice. This wool knit is pretty thick. Secondly, I hemmed all the edges, and the pattern instructions would have you leave them raw. I found that the knit wanted to curl so looked better with a simple hem that was turned once then zig-zagged along its edges to secure it.

Kwik Sew 3977 vest in boiled wool knit from The Cloth Shop

Deciding which side of the fabric was the “right” side3 was also difficult. In the end I went with the smoother side on the outside and the fluffier side on the inside. This also meant that the fluffier side showed on the collar. I made sure that the centre back neck seam was finished so that it would look neat when turned back. Other construction was on the overlocker.

Kwik Sew 3977 vest in boiled wool knit from The Cloth Shop

I especially like wearing this vest over a teal top and paired with my crocheted Montville shawl, which was finished in March and blogged here.

Kwik Sew 3977 vest in boiled wool knit from The Cloth Shop

I’ve think I’ve been taking photo posing inspiration from Stella!  I really love this vest – it’s super warm to wear, and that colour is absolutely me.  I plan on sewing a jacket at some stage too.

Kwik Sew 3977 vest in boiled wool knit from The Cloth Shop

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13 thoughts on “Kwik Sew 3977 vest

  1. My goodness, it looks gorgeous on you, especially with the scarf. It doesn’t look like the pattern though, does it. Almost like a tier of ruffle is missing….the upper part of your lapel seems to hit lower, like it wasn’t cut higher/smaller( I know I’m not describing it correctly) so I see what you mean but the fabric is wonderful!

  2. Very stylish (love the rich, deep colour of the fabric) – gorgeous! I made a similar K/Sew vest (reversible) but in a woven fabric although I prefer your one as it is longer and in a knit.

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