KwikSew 3026: Paisley woven polo shirt

This paisley print has been sitting in my stash for almost a decade, never quite knowing what it wanted to be.  Too short in length for a long sleeve shirt for which it was intended to be, and never quite suiting the summer shirt patterns that I tried to match it with.

Kwik Sew 3026
Kwik Sew 3026 (original source:

So here it is, finally made up as a poloshirt using KwikSew 3026 (now OOP) with some minor changes, like adding tabs on the sleeve cuffs.  I had planned to use a contrast colour for the collar and placket by overdyeing some of the left-over fabric but I was distracted and left it in dye pot too long.  The colour came out much darker than I had wanted.


In other news….

I’m starting to catch up on my sleep now that the TDF is over.  I managed to get 26m sewn up over the three weeks of the tour, taking the total so far to just over 100m.  Not bad going 🙂

There are still two hiking shirts that require buttons to finish them off.  Sewing on buttons is not something that I enjoy.

The Bendigo Sheep and Wool show was on recently.  I thought I was being very restrained with my purchases but somehow 2kg of weaving yarn followed me home.  I’m thinking of some sort of twill weave and will have a bit of fun doing a sampler to see how the yarns work together.  One is a mercerized cotton and the other is a wool blend bouclé.

In the meantime… I’ve had a ripping time, pun intended, turning old sheets and leftover fabrics into fabric fettuccine. Can you guess what it will be?

fabric fettuccine fabric fettuccine


One thought on “KwikSew 3026: Paisley woven polo shirt

  1. Beautiful shirt and so glad you finally got to use that lovely fabric. How often do you go to TBWS, I went last year, missed this year but would have loved the opportunity to meet up with you again.


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