Hi everyone, I am Kiran, mom of three, avid sewist, fabric hoarder and enthusiastic pattern tester. I’m thrilled to have been able to test the latest pattern from Simple Life Company, the gorgeous and versatile Kyra.
The first thing that jumps out at me when I see all the amazing tester pictures being posted in the Facebook fan group is how many different looks you can achieve with just one pattern. Kyra is a lovely, knit, cross over back pattern that can be sewn into a peplum top, tunic or dress. Perfect for enjoying days of endless summer.
Kyra is loaded with options, starting with two different bodice choices – empire or drop waist. It can be sewn in either circle or gathered skirt fashion. Not only that, you could also modify Kyra into an A-line dress. Taking a look at the line drawing in the pattern listing, it’s easy to see that the possibilities are endless. I do love a pattern with so much potential <3
Because Kyra was such a fun top, my daughter decided to have her pictures taken at the beach. This little girl of mine loves to dress up, so anything girly and princess-y goes for her. Bakshish wears her empire-waisted Kyra peplum with circle skirt option. Using a floral stretch velvet really upped the glam factor for this top, but I can foresee myself making loads of these in other knit variations as well.
My elder daughter, however, is sporty and spirited. For her, I sewed the Kyra sports top hack. Perfect for whizzing away on her skate scooter or just monkeying around. Using the empire-length bodice and some waistband elastic, it made the perfect sports bra. She was thrilled to have a share in the Kyra fun too. Instructions for the sports top hack can be found in the pattern tutorial as a bonus feature. How fantastic is that?
I do love sewing Simple Life Pattern company’s outfits because the instructions come with video tutorials to help you through should you encounter a hiccup. I had a little period of ambiguity when assembling the back of the bodice but the video linked into the tutorial sorted that right out and after that, it was easy peasy!
This is one pattern I’m glad to have sewn as I can see myself making so many variations of it. I do hope you have as much fun sewing up the Kyra as I have.
Have a lovely day