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!
Happy new year! Hard to believe it’s 2017 but here we are. I hope to make the best of it and I hope the same for you as well.
II made these Simplicity 8268 joggers as my first (two) completions of the year. I wanted something casual and comfortable to wear. I spend most of my days dressed casually (I’m sewing at home and away professionally now), but I didn’t necessarily want more sweatpants.
Honestly, this isn’t something that I would have even chosen, but it was on sale so, why not. As it turns out, I’m really glad I bought it.
While the all black is hard to see, it’s made of a ponte knit with black rib knit waist and leg cuffs. The purple is a polyester athletic fabric with the same black rib knit waist and leg cuffs.
This features deep pockets which I love. You could add a gusseted side pocket with a snap closure to the leg if you wanted as well.
This could even be made from a sparkly knit fabric for some variety and a different look! Now I’m looking in my stash (of patterns and fabric) for a top, probably long in the back, to coordinate with these.
That’s all for now.
Until next time…
I made this a few weeks ago and it is so comfortable, easy to wear and easy to make (a great combo, don’t you think). I made View C with some very minor (decorative) changes.
I didn’t do the rows of decorative top stitching that the pattern calls for with this view. I did do one row of the top stitch because that helps to hold down the facing and neck band on the inside. I didn’t need to make any other changes to the pattern. I cut a size 16 for this.
I really like that this pattern has different sleeve options as well (it also comes with pants, skirt and scarf patterns). This is a quick, easy project to put together.
This is probably the last of my summer sewing (I really didn’t do as much as I thought I might this year). I have already started to purchase some Fall patterns so I need to get to work on those plans!
Until next time…