Black and Red Checks – Simplicity 1538

It’s been quite a few years since the last time I made anything using a plaid fabric (I have several pieces). I bought this material for something else, but decided to use it for a shirt instead. As it turns out, I’m very happy with the results.

S1538

I don’t know if it’s easier to match the plaid when it’s small. I think it just may not be quite as noticeable if things are a bit off. Either way, I used the same process as I would for any other. I traced the main pieces so I could lay them out on a single layer of fabric. Then I used the notches to help me see if things were at least close to matching. All in all it worked out well I think.

Simplicity 1538

 

This Simplicity pattern 1538 is a basic shirt pattern with a nice fit. It calls for contrasting facings which add a nice touch when you use contrasting fabric.

 

Now, I’ll use that same process and pattern to make up some of the flannel large check fabric I have. I hope my results turn out as good as this did!

Springtime Sewing in Winter Part 2

The other top I made was a button-front, cotton shirt using McCall’s 6613. This is the second time I’ve used this pattern and I really like it. This first time I used this pattern is here.

This is made from a Pima cotton which is awesome for this type of project. It washes great (no wrinkles) and is comfortable and light-weight. 

Although this is a small, next time I think I’ll make a medium. This is an easy pattern to make and it features a lot of info on how to  fit and/or alter the pattern to get the fit you like. 
 
 

I have more projects planned for the near future. So, until next time… Happy Sewing everyone!