9/7/13

PR&P Week 1 - Oliver & S Popover Dress Flip

Season 7 at Project Run and Play is just starting and I've decided to do just as many boy entries as girl entries this time around. When I saw that the flip was a dress pattern, well....lets just say ideas weren't very forthcoming. I didn't find it surprising. I mean, so far all the flips I've seen have been dresses. This one was just, stumping. 
While I was wracking my brain for anything, I decided to make a list of my goals for this season. 

1- To really push myself
2- To use my stash and buy NOTHING
3- To sew needs and practical items that will be used a ton this winter.

It was with that 3rd goal that an idea finally came to me. 
Fall is, well, here.
And Jude has zero things for it. 

Before I share, lets take a look at the original Oliver & S Popover Dress:

And here is what I finally came up with:

The Popover Jacket


Don't let the name fool you. It doesn't actually pop over his head. 

Obviously there are some massive changes. 
I started out with the bodice outline, then I added a piece at the top so the jacket would go all the way up. 
I split the front on the side and added an inch to each new side so it would overlap. 
I also just had it go strait down rather then flare out. Boys don't do the flare look very well. 
And the last very obvious change, adding sleeves and a collar.

I made it in a size 2T. It's a little big on Jude, but this kiddo is growing fast and winter isn't fully on us quite yet. 

Are you wanting more details??

There's a zipper pocket on one sleeve.

Welt pockets

I made it to be reversible, but then when I went to find buttons, I only had 5 that would match and buying more went against goal number 2.....something I can still add in the future. 

We placed a zip pocket on the inside chest too. 

While taking pics of Jude, Paisley kept coming up and being in the pictures, so I had her try it on. She's a massive skinny mini, and besides the sleeve length, it totally worked.


The moustache fabric is the same I used for Judes coat last year. What can I say? I love it! 
The other is an extremely soft brown corduroy.

The jacket is also quilted, so it will keep him nice and warm.

Great thing is, I feel I met all my goals with this jacket! 




And it looks like Jude loves it too! BONUS!

I'll be putting up the tutorial for this jacket plus the size 2 pattern for free early next month, so keep an eye out! 

Update: Here's the link to the tutorial and free size 2 pattern! 

31 comments:

  1. I love it! I was trying to brain storm a boy remix for the Popover as well and thought a t-shirt would be to obvious and well...I have several great t-shirt patterns but a jacket! Now that is fabulous! Great job!
    Bonnie MS

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  2. Adorable!! I even like it on your daughter with the 3/4 length sleeve!

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  3. WOW! That's quite a pattern makeover! Love the jacket. The lining is super cute too.

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  4. OMG is there anything not to love about it? You did an amazing job... =D

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  5. Quite impressive! Nice details, and so fun to see your designs again this season:)

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  6. Fantastic! I would have never thought of a jacket!!

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  7. I love this jacket. What a great way to make it work for a boy. What fun fabric you had in your stash and the quilting and the zippers make it so professional.
    With Love,
    Scary

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  8. I'll have 2 cups of awesome please...oh you're out? Well, who drank them? Zafarani? Well, that makes sense....

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  9. Amazing! You've taken 'pattern remix' to a whole new level.

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  10. I love it! All the details are fabulous!

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  11. Now this is different! great remix - my kids would love that jacket with all the zippers and mustache fabric :)

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  12. This is amazing...I'm blown away! You did an awesome job flipping this sundress pattern!!!

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  13. This is very nice! how creative you are! this jacket is a fantastic remix.

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  14. You blew this one out of the park. **Most days** I'm glad we live in the deep south so that we don't need anything but a light jacket or fleece. But not when I see cute jackets like this.

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  15. Love this remix! My favorite part is the zippered sleeve pocket. Great job!

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  16. I LOVE that you made it into something for a boy! That jacket is fantastic! I love everything about it!

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  17. Unisex jacket? You are awesome!!! (BTW, can't wait to meet you next week!!! LEt the countdown begin!)
    Elizabeth

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  18. So good!!! That jacket is amazing. So many great details and the neckline is just awesome. What a unique and cool idea.

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  19. Awesome jacket! Congratulations on the well deserved sew along win :)

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  20. Congratulations, Karly!!! Way to go!

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  21. So cute - congrats of winning the sew along this week!

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  22. Congratulations Karly! I knew you'd win the sew along! =D (oh, and a side note, i've started that dress already!).

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  23. Congratulations on the sew-along win, Karly!!

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