Banded Batwing Top

I'm always on the lookout for easy, easy patterns, and when I saw this one by Kwik Sew, I knew I had to try it.  It is Kwik Sew 3720 and comes in both a long sleeve and elbow length sleeve version.  I believe that I wore things like this in the 80's, but the materials back then weren't as nice.  This is made from a new microfiber brushed knit that I ordered from in a color called "raisin".   It is all polyester, but doesn't feel cold and slippery like a lot of polyester knits do.  In fact, I wore it this weekend when it was chilly, and was really pleased at how warm it felt. 
What I like about it:
-no sleeves to set in
-fits snug around the hips, but loose around the waist
-long fitted cuffs to bring in the batwing sleeves

The pattern has a scoop neckline, but I think this would be nice with a hood or cowl neckline too.  It looks a little plain without the necklace.  It takes around 2-1/4 yards of fabric, which is a lot for a top. I've had dresses that take less!  I think you really need a nice thin and drapey knit for this pattern to work.  A thicker knit would be cumbersome to wear.   I plan to make this again- I bought the same fabric in a cranberry and a pumpkin color.  Sounds like I'm still in Thanksgiving mode!


  1. That looks really fabulous on you Ann! Such a pretty fall/winter color too.

  2. Hi Ann - would you be willing to share the actual pattern please? Preferably for a plus size.


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