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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Woodsman Plaid

I found this plaid flannel at my local shop a week or so before Christmas and had the great idea to make my husband a shirt. I didn't remember, of course, that he had the week before Christmas off work. It was a little entertaining trying to pretend I was sewing boys' pajamas the whole week.

This is your basic men's shirt with yoke, collar stand, collar, and sleeve plackets. I used the size I had sewn for him from BurdaStyle before and, what do you know? It fits straight out of the box. Bah.
I think I might make the pocket just a little wider. And the under part of the sleeve placket is a narrow strip sewn to the edge. In the future, I may copy the standard placket template out of David Coffin's shirtmaking book. Other than that, I don't feel the need to search around for another shirt pattern. Excellent.
I'm pleased because it fits and I made some successful plackets. He's pleased because he discovered a hole in his favorite red plaid flannel shirt.
Pattern: BurdaStyle magazine 4-2010-128.
Fabric: Plaid 60" wide flannel, 2 yards at $1.99 a yard = a $4 shirt.
Buttons from Cleaner's Supply.


6 comments:

  1. I have men's shirt sewing on the brain right now, so this is awesome to see! I wonder if I could find a nice plain flannel my sweetie might wear... he's not a plaids kind of guy, so I've kinda dismissed the flannel, but now I'm wondering...

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  2. Funny thing...a lot of people seem to be sewing Men's shirts right now....I know Colette Patterns have a new mens shirt pattern out which I am longing to try....I love yours...you are only making me want to make one even more! Great shirt, I am glad your husband has a new favourite!

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  3. It's a great shirt! I really like the colors in the plaid and it looks like it's a good fit too.

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  4. Great shirts, I am laughing at picturing the sneaky-ness of sewing the shirt. I have some tee-shirts I want to surprise DH with but I am waiting til he is back at work to tackle them.

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  5. Looks fantastic and what a bargain!

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  6. What a cool shirt. I hate how things fit my husband without alteration. Disgusting.

    Re: Alter-feminism... It's sort of exploring the ways that modern feminism lets down society without calling for a complete return to stone age gender politics. I might do another post on it sometime, though I tend to piss off a lot of feminist feminists because they don't pay attention to what it is I'm saying. ;)

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