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.
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.
|Yoke on bias|
|Continuous lap sleeve plackets|
|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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