Thursday, October 17, 2013

Trying Something New: Big Plaid

Okay, plaid shirts aren't really something new to me. I wore plaid shirts all the time in high school (hello, 90's!). But, that was awhile ago and there hasn't been one in my closet for many, many years. I made most of those shirts I wore in high school and I am happy to say that my shirt-making skills have come a loooong way since then!

Burda 04/2010 #114

This shirt marks the fifth time I've used Burda 04/2010 #114 (only two other version are blogged: here and here). Having the fit issues all worked out means I can just pull out the pattern and start cutting. I love that. In this case, I spent some time matching plaids and made some minor detail changes.

Chest pocket:
Burda 04/2010 #114

Undercollar and inner collar stand cut from chambray:
Burda 04/2010 #114

Sleeve placket and inner cuff also from chambray:
Burda 04/2010 #114

Bias-cut yoke (inner yoke is chambray):
Burda 04/2010 #114

I have to say I'm a bit flummoxed about the plaid on the sleeves. I'm pretty sure I thought to match them to the bodice, but now I'm not sure what part of the bodice I matched them to! Shouldn't the plaids match across the shoulders? I don't know what I did (or didn't do). It looks like maybe I used the markings on the back pieces? You can see that the horizontal pattern matches across bodice and sleeve lower down. It actually matches better than it looks here due to the camera angle.

Burda 04/2010 #114

I am happy with how the plaid match both horizontally and vertically across the center front. So, yay for that, at least.

I finished this shirt a couple of weeks ago and haven't worn it yet. I felt a little stumped about how to style it (deep thoughts from The Preacher: "looks pretty farmer girl to me") and now I think I've decided that I'd like a jacket (probably a blazer) to wear over it. This was supposed to be the year of the jacket for me. It'll take a little while to produce, but I do have the fabric! Onward!

3 comments:

  1. Very nice. Can't wait to see the jacket you come up with.

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  2. I like a nice plaid shirt and this fits the bill....you did a super job!

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