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

  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.

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

  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.

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

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

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

  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!

  9. Very nice. Love the bias touches.

  10. Wow, this is ADORABLE!

  11. Anonymous3:59 PM

    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!

  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!

  13. Excellent! Looking good in you new shirt.


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