Monday, January 4, 2010

Kwik Sew 3570

Mitch is so supportive of my sewing, and never even rolls his eyes when yet another box full of fabric arrives that I wanted to make him something cozy that he could run in.  I had this heavy interlock in my stash that was so unbelievably soft that I had to buy it, but had no idea what I was going to do with it.  Cozy running shirt?  Check!  When I got Mitch's bike shorts pattern I also got KS 3570 for this very purpose.

Nice, eh?  You can't see it in the pictures, but the side seams come forward to form a very figure flattering v shape.  I often have fit problems when making tops for Mitch because he has a very athletic shape - broad shoulders and a defined waist.  I'm not complaining about this!  Just sayin'.  Why yes, my man is sexy.  Men's patterns aren't generally designed for his shape, but this one is!  Yay!

You can see the shape a bit better from the back.

And in keeping with my goal of learning new skills - a zipper placket.  It's a little lopsided, but the seams and top of the collar match up, so I'll take it.

Mitch loves his new shirt and as soon as he got back from this run wanted to wear it again, so I threw it in the wash and he put it back on as soon as it came out of the dryer.  I had a great time sewing this shirt.  The fabric was perfect and the pattern is a fun but easy sew.  There will definitely be more of these in our future!

13 comments:

  1. Very nice! It fits him so well. I can see why he loves it!

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  2. Nice job Kid! Too bad he's too shy to model it with those shorts!

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  3. Mitch looks great in his new shirt! Your zipper insertion looks very impressive and I love that colour.

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  4. His smile says it all. He seems very happy with this shirt.
    You are a quick learner, seeing how beautiful you inserted that zipper.

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  5. That looks great! I haven't reviewed them yet, but I made my husband pj pants from KS and they are fabulous. Super easy to put together with a real fly front. I've only used 2 patterns from them, but so far, I have loved both. :)

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  6. That shirt looks great! Looks like you've mastered a new skill already with the zipper. Sewing for others is really enjoyable when they love the result. Well done!

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  7. Terrific running shirt. The zipper turned out so well. I wish mine would do that! I always have to hand baste for that sort of outcome.

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  8. The shirt looks fantastic. Great job.

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  9. You are such a sweet wife!! The shirt looks great on him - you did a very nice job. My husband needs me to sew a button back on a pair of pants. I have been putting it off for weeks. It is much more fun to sew for ME!!!!!!!! (Plus, I just hate doing things like sewing buttons back onto pants!!) I guess I need to be the good wife and get it done. Not tonight, though. It is bedtime!

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  10. Wanting to wear it again is always a good sign. He looks very happy with his new shirt. Great job on the zipper!

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  11. amazing first zipper placket... I'm avoiding that one too and if that was my first attempt I definitely wouldn't be able to let it see the light of day.

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  12. Ok, I know you posted this over four years ago.... (linked here from your PR review). I'm loving this top, making my second one for my hubby. Great pattern, easy sew, just all round a great top.

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