Vintage Kwik Sew 487 Teal Rib Knit Top

Today I’m back with a quick & easy make- this teal cropped fitted tee. This is my first try using Kwik Sew 487, a Vintage pattern I was gifted. View B is drafted specifically for Rib Knits so I thought I’d give it a go with this pretty teal knit. I love this shade of aqua, plus the fabric is so silky and soft.

I did alter this pattern and added on my own sleeve draft. I had a pale blue crop tee on my style mood board for Spring 2023 and I thought this would make a cute versatile top with that look. I like that silhouette of a fitted tee that hits at the waist with a flared midi skirt.

I really like the shape of this fitted tank though it is a bit more snug than I’d prefer. I will increase the seam allowances on my next make. I always find rib knits a bit tricky to work with since they have so much stretch. My makes usually end up to large so I was excited that this pattern is designed for rib knits.

I’m wearing it here with my pecan knit skirt Burda 116 that you can see here. I just love this color combo of blue and tan. I’m so glad I took these pictures on our vacation up to Cocoa beach- the giant cactus makes for such fun pics. It so much easier to take great pics when you have a really pretty backdrop!

If you’d like to see this worn head over to my YouTube channel and watch my Vacation Travel Wardrobe Video.


All the Details:

Kwik Sew 487 View B

Ladies Tank Top-One Size Pattern for Rib Knits

Vintage gifted pattern

Tencel™ Modal Spandex Ribbed Knit – Teal

CORE Fabrics

super soft and silky fine rib knit fabric


We just had a beautiful relaxing weekend for our 17th Wedding Anniversary and Mother’s Day. My husband and I enjoyed a lovely breakfast out (Plus I got a gorgeous bouquet and chocolate covered berries) on Saturday morning and spent Sunday at the Beach. My perfect weekend!

This month I’m focused on my handmade wardrobe for Me Made May. I’m documenting weekly on YT and daily on insta if you’d like to see what I’m wearing this month.

Back soon with some more new Spring Makes! Happy Sewing!

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