05 maart 2016

Bye bitches I'm off to cut trees or like whatever

Remember how I went to Seattle in September? And even brought some fabric back? I used it to make something!

I found some really nice plaid flannel (pretty sure it's the Robert Kaufman mammoth flannel) and thought a flannel shirt would be the perfect souvenir from Seattle. So I bought a yard and a half. Of 44" wide fabric. Because that sounds like a rational thing to do.


 GUESS WHAT IT WORKED

I traced a smaller size of the Archer (the first and so far only one I had ever made was roomy to start with and I've gotten a bit smaller since then) and cut everything on a single layer, paying really close attention.


I had to cut the inside yoke and collar stand from some black cotton but managed to squeeze all other pieces out of the flannel. And match my plaid! The button band, cuffs, yoke, pocket and sleeve plackets were all cut on the bias to avoid having to match the plaid there.


The finished shirt is super comfy, and still the right amount of slouchy, even with the smaller size. The sleeves are maybe a bit too generous, even though my boyfriend had an explanation for that... Apparently I'll need those big sleeves for my lumberjack muscles. My theory is that this shirt was supposed to be for this guy:


But I digress.


Here's a picture of me from the back! There's some pooling up there but it doesn't bother me enough to do something about it. I like the fit throughout the shoulders a lot more on this shirt, they were definitely too wide on the previous one!


Have some details. I always find the super precise stitching on shirts to be a bit daunting, but I did a pretty good job on this one! It might be my finest collar and collar stand to date. I did use the Alder pocket instead of the Archer one because I like the pointy bits more than the rectangle things.


"Do something" he said.

I wore this shirt to work today and it definitely passed the test: super comfortable, nice and snug, makes me feel like I'm actually in pyjamas and forgot to put on proper clothes. Big win.

I will leave you with one more picture of proud plaid matching because 1,5 yards!!!






















(If you want to know about the title of this post, go read this comic and then read everything this woman has ever drawn)

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