I have some Pendleton wool shirts. I have had them at least 30 years and paid I think around $25 for them. Now they go for $175 at my local clothing store. So buying the blue plaid in the window was out. But I thought about making one if I could find the fabric cheap enough.
I finally did it. I purchased some wool on Etsy for $12 a yard. It is 53" wide, so the 3 yards available to purchase worked perfectly.
Then came the hard part. Deciding which pattern to use for a long sleeve shirt. After searching through my pattern stash, I decided on Simplicity 7330 in medium with two inches added to the sleeve length. And a squared off bottom, because I never tuck-in my Pendletons. I also substituted a tower packet for the continuous sleeve placket.
Simplicity 7330 is my go-to pattern in large for Joe. I decided on this pattern for me because it is not fitted, and since I always wear a t-shirt under a wool shirt, this pattern worked fine.
Once the pattern was chosen, I needed to decide which machine to use. I wanted a straight-stitcher, so I picked my namesake, my Wilson Rotary. This is a White that is badged Wilson.
I ordered more wool fabric, so more to come.
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