Today I want to share with you my second Kwik Sew 4181 workout top. I’m much happier with this make in an XS. The fabric I used is a space dye supplex and a blue cobalt budget supplex from Zenith & Quasar. You’ll see me mention Lilly’s stuff a lot because she has the best supplex selection anywhere! (Although it kind of sucks at the moment because her awesome Black Friday sale cleared out her inventory.) I enjoyed sewing with this supplex so much more than the Joann’s poly/spandex from my last garment.
As I said before, I sewed an XS (this pattern runs large) and I did view B without the front triangle detail. I added a bit of colorblocking at the front shoulder that continues to the back colorblocking. I love the contrast! This matches perfectly with my supplex Peg Legs!
Even though I sewed an XS, the pattern gaped at the armband area, so I took the side seams in 3/8″ at front and back side seams (1.5″ total each side). The gaping may have been due to my itty-bitty small bust. If you know of a better way to fix it, let me know.
As I mentioned last time, the armbands and the neckbands are too long. My advice to you is to calculate your own band length.
Armhole (measure it at the seamline w/o seam allowances) x 0.85
= Armband Length (add your seam allowances to this)
Would I sew this pattern again? Yes, but I don’t think I will be needing any more workout tanks in my wardrobe for a long time.
I did have a little problem while coverstitching the neckband. The band slipped and got a bit wider at center front, but I was too tired to care. It seems that my fatigue has been chipping away at my perfectionism. That’s good, or else I would have a ridiculous amount of UFOs! (unfinished objects)
It’s December, and I finally have the workout wardrobe I’ve been dreaming of since early fall!
P.S. The shoes are my new Altras and they are zero drop and I love love love them!