September 12th, 2007

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Some notes on Kwik Sew #2861 (http://www.kwiksew.com/Patterns/P2840_2865/2861.cfm)

So we decided to start with Kwik-Sew #2861 for the scrubs. They also publish a Misses' pattern, #2807 sized XS-XL and a Women's pattern #3201 sized 1X-4X.

The Kwik Sew scrubs patterns are all designed for woven fabrics. This pattern may be a total bust with the knit that I'm trying, but it's worth taking a chance on.

I've cut pattern pieces lengthened for me out of tru-grid, but that's all that's done so far.

Early notes?

The pattern sheets are fairly sturdy white paper, none of that wimpy tissue that tears at every glance.

Size grading lines are all color-coded in shades of blue and red. All edges are clearly marked. Front pieces (shirts and pants) list the maximum dimension of the finished garment at chest/bust, waist and hips to give you an idea how much ease the garment has.

The pattern layouts are designed to account for nap, one-way design and shading.

So far it's looking pretty good. If it doesn't work well with the eyelash, I've got alternative scrubs patterns that are designed for knits.