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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sewing for the husband: K3422 Review




 Today is Super Bowl Sunday here in the United States, which is a pretty big deal here in this house, at least that is for my husband and my boys,lol.  But today, I wanted to make a quick post on this shirt Kwik Sew 3422. This pattern is actually an oldie but goodies, but still a great pattern.

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 This was my very first time making something for my husband. I normally just hem his work uniforms or sew patches onto his military uniforms, but had never up until now, made him something. I know, that is terrible,lol. And trust me he lets it be known quite often,lol.





This pattern is really awesome and comes together relatively quickly. I tissue fitted the pattern, as is a must for me to ensure I get a great fit, or close to it. Upon tissue fitting the pattern, I realized that the center back nor the center front were meeting in their respective places, so I started my way from the back and worked back to the front. I learned this from one of my Craftsy courses. I just love those courses!


So my fabric had a little stretch to it, which was just a plaid cotton that I picked up from Mood fabrics a year ago. I started with the XL sizing for my husband and made a 1 1/2 broad back alteration, and added 1/2 on the sides. I also lengthened the pattern 2 inches.

 
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For techniques, I used the burrito technique to the yoke, which I learned from Janet's Pray, "Sew Better, Sew Faster: Shirt making. Her techniques are amazing! They are easy and without all the extra fluff; just how I like it.


 Overall, I could not be more pleased with this shirt for my hubby. He said, that it fit well and was really comfortable,yay! I have a little bit of this fabric left over, so I may be able to squeeze one out for one of my boys. We'll see! My birthday is coming up soon, and I've already start the cutting process for my dress, which is V1471, but hopefully I can finish in time. Well, I'm off to start on my dress. I just need to go and pick up the gross grain ribbon. You guys have a great weekend!


               ~Be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce! Candice 
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22 comments:

  1. Nice job! Your husband looks good in it!

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  2. Awesome Job. I have not sewn for my Hubby any nice shirts yet. I've only made him PJ's and joggers.

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  3. Thats awesome. Seems like he enjoys it. I have never sewn one thing for my hubby either. Suppose I better get to it.

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    1. Thanks Natisha! I'm just glad that my guilty conscious is gone, now that I've finally made something for the hubby,lol..

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  4. Omg! What an outstanding job! Your hubby must be very proud.

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  5. Great shirt Candice! I should sew for my hubby as well! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Sue :)

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    1. Thanks Sue! I know I commented on your blog, but that coat that you made recently, the mustard colored one. I can't stop thinking about it. It was so amazing!

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  6. Fabulous shirt Ms. Candice! I can't believe this is your first one, are you doing amazing job and it looks perfect on your husband! Look out Lady you may have just started something!

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    1. Thanks Myra! Yes, the hubby has put in his request for more shirts,lol!

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  7. ...BTW, Happy Birthday month!

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  8. Great job!!! I should make something for my husband. Happy early Birthday!!! Can't wait to see your birthday dress!!!

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    1. Thanks Shamj! Girl, now this man of mine may be hooked, but he just doesn't know that I am a selfish seamstress,lol!

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  9. Great job! I love the photo too ... very professional looking.

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  10. Thanks for the tip on the Craftsy class. I've been wanting to invest in more classes but it's so hard to choose with so many mixed reviews. Great looking shirt too, I love your work space and "runway"!

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    1. Thanks Stephanie! Yes, I highly recommend any of Janet Pray's classes, especially her shirt-making class.

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