Thursday, October 23, 2014

Kwik Sew 3026 - Popover Style Blouse

Lately I have been drawn to these popover shirts at JCrew and JCrew factory
but I have to be careful with this style that they are not too full.




I had the perfect top pattern in my collection, now out-of-print Kwik Sew 3026

Which actually I have made before and no longer have this blouse, check it out here at Pattern Review 2005 -  and pre-blogging.

This pattern was perfect for my needs.  It has nice shape and isn't too full through the body.  I added 1" to the length of the body and the sleeves.



The fabric is a Mood Fabrics' Flannel, available in 4 colorways  The color of my shirt (gray and red) is almost sold out.    This is a great weight of flannel and super soft, plus a nice price.

With plaid, I always like to use the bias. Here on the placket and pockets.  I did learn from my placket on my Chambray Dress and added more buttons

The back yoke, the picture is a bit blurry.  I asked Mike to go out right when the sun was coming up.  Not perfect for pictures but it was the only chance for the day, I knew I wouldn't be home before dark.


















and finally the cuffs



Note on this Kwik Sew pattern the seams are 1/4" which makes the collar and collar band so easy to construct without the extra bulk.

I did use french seams on the sleeves, just looks nicer when I roll up the cuffs.



I love my new top and the fit, it is just right a bit of room but not over sized.

I have been purchasing my buttons at Fashion Sewing Supply, I love the look, the size and the styles.  It is so nice to have an assortment in my collection and not have to wait to finish a shirt because I don't have buttons.

One last picture, telling my husband, get the cuffs, just thought it was funny, I had to share plus it might be the best one of the shirt.  It was toward the end of our 5 minute photo shoot and the sunlight was better.



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13 comments:

  1. Oh your shirt is great!!!!!!!!!

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  2. What a wonderful shirt! Those 1/4 inch seams on Kwik Sew patterns are wonderful in certain places - like a collar, but give no room for error in places like side seams.

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  3. That is a great looking shirt, Lori. I love the fabric you chose for it, too. Great job! :)

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  4. WOW love this! My daughter tells me plaid flannel is "in" for fall. So I'd better order this fabric up pronto. I love this style it looks so cozy for a nice fall day.

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  5. Love this shirt! It looks great on you.

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  6. I need to make one. I would wear it every day. Beautiful work as always!

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  7. I'm so impressed with your sewing . . . and how you can sew quickly so many beautiful pieces!

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  8. I hope I'm posting more than once...having issues.
    Anyway, I love, love, love your top. Now I will be on a search to find this pattern! It looks perfect on you: neither too fitted nor too baggy.
    I wish Kwik Sew would re-issue some of their old classics. They were so much better than the new stuff!

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  9. Very nice. Love the bias touches.

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  10. Wow, this is ADORABLE!

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  11. This is so cute! I love popovers (I have a red chambray one that's nearly ten years old that I treasure!), but the plackets sort of scare me. I need to stop being a chicken and try one!

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  12. Splendid job on this great casual top, Lori! The colors and style work so well together and you look terrific in this color combo!

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  13. Excellent! Looking good in you new shirt.

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