Man, it feels good to be sewing again! So good, in fact, that I was willing to sew something for someone else!
I visited G Street last month right before some groupons expired, and since they had little selection for what I wanted, I had Mr. Nice pick out some flannel for a shirt. I used Negroni by Collette – good pattern, I really liked it and now that I made some adjustments, I’ll definitely be making more. Four years ago I made him a shirt (WHOA do I know a lot more now) from a Big-4 pattern and it was terrible, I had to make so many adjustments.
- I added 2 inches to the length of the sleeves, and narrowed them by about 1 1/2 inches
- I cut a L in the chest, then tapered down to a M at the waist
- Due to the changes in the sleeves and chest, I ended up adjusting the armholes and giving a little bit of a sloping shoulder adjustment
I think it worked, because he approved.
I washed this flannel three times before cutting because I was so worried about shrinkage. The resulting fabric was SO STRETCHY AND SHIFTY. Cutting was tricky and I ended up doing neurotic pinning to line up the plaids. I also had to tame my gorilla fingers to not pull and tug. The result? Hands up! Plaid matching time!!