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.
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.
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!