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Won't You Pop Over For a Popover?
by April Henry
When I saw that the Popover Sundress pattern was featured in the Sew Hip magazine, I decided I had to splurge to get the single issue from the UK (May 2009, Issue 6). I am extremely glad that I did. Not only is it one of the best sewing magazines I've seen, but this pattern is incredibly easy. I recommend it to all new seamstresses - seriously. It is so, so, so, so, so simple! There are only three pattern pieces, and the construction is one of the fastest on record. OH! and you get sizes 2-8 all in one pattern - isn't that great!
There are a few more samples on the Oliver + S Flickr group - one where she even added lace instead of rick rack which is so soft and feminine... I could make a dozen of these this summer - especially for our blazing hot weather.
A couple things I did was to add rick rack (like the original sample), except I basted my rick rack about 1/4 in from the edge of the fabric so that the maximum amount of swell would show (same for the hem). I also fully lined the dress with pima cotton so it would be super soft. The last touch I added was french seams. I couldn't take a photograph because SweetPea dodged back into the house before I remembered (and now it's raining), but here is a tutorial from Sew, Mama, Sew!