Plaid Compulsion

January 23, 2017   /   byThin Man Sewing  / Categories :  Feeds
The plaid keeps coming.  Maybe I am a little compulsive.  It seems like I get on a kick and keep going.  For example, I worked on jackets for over a year.  I made several with varying degrees of wear worthiness.

I started on the jacket kick because I wanted a lightweight jacket to wear to Gala night on a Cruise.

The plaid kick started because I saw some beautiful plaid flannel at Joann's.  I purchased enough for a shirt, but I have been trying different patterns with Joann's snuggle flannel.  It is so much less expensive than the real stuff.  Once I find the right pattern, I will make a shirt with the real flannel.  I think I might have a winner with Simplicity 2741.
Simplicitiy 2741
The first two shirts were Simplicity 1544 and McCall 6932  I did not like the collar size of Simplicity 1544.  The notched collar of McCall 6932 is nice and casual, but I like a shirt with a collar stand.

I made size small, with no adjustments for length.  Usually my 6' 2" self needs a longer shirt. But since this is more like a muslin, I did not make any adjustments.

Snowed in

Yoke on bias

Continuous lap sleeve plackets

Nice length

Pocket on bias

I am surprised by the fit.  The only thing I will adjust is the arm length.  An inch should do it.

I am happy with sewing the yoke and the pocket on the bias.  Looks good and is easy not trying to line up plaids.

Also, this shirt pattern has a continuous lap instead of the tower placket on the sleeves.  I like the way they look.

I used my Singer CE150 for this shirt also.  This machine has a good stitch and power.  As I mentioned in my last blog, the buttonholes are balanced and look nice without any adjustments.

Now it is time to make my blue plaid shirt.

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