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Awesomest Purple Shirt Ever! Friday, January 30 2015

Creation: Flannel Shirt

Fabrics UsedOrchid Flannel

The Visionary: Peter, Male Pattern Boldness

Our Thoughts:  Peter from Male Pattern Boldness made a flannel shirt with our Orchid Flannel. We think he looks sharp!

 

 

My orchid flannel shirt is finished. I couldn't be more pleased with it.

I had originally intended to add breast pockets to the shirt fronts and got as far as making them (though not the flaps). But this organic flannel is so thick -- I'd label it chamois, really -- that it would have added too much bulk to an area where I'm already somewhat bulky.

I think a men's shirt looks more elegant without pockets, don't you?

I've worked with flannel in the past, but never flannel this thick and luxurious. I interfaced only the outward-facing collar stand and collar, skipping the front button placket and cuffs, which didn't need the extra body. The fabric was very easy to work with.

The sleeves have plackets; each cuff has two buttons.

The shoulder and side seams are flat-felled. I made the entire shirt, buttonholes included, on my vintage Singer 201.

Here I am in the finished shirt. It's wonderfully toasty -- perfect for a brisk, windy Sunday.

Flannel is one of those fabrics that only get better with age. I hope to be wearing this for a long, long time.

2 Comments:

    April 26, 2015 Shari says:

    Where can I get the pattern?

    October 13, 2015 Nurul says:

    Hello! Thank you for the opportunity. I love the crucos color palette. Gorgeous. But also love the moonlit moth palette and the earth and fire palette.If you’ve not done so, check out colourlovers.com. There are tons of ideas for color combinations over there. I personally like contrasting colors and analagous colors with contrasting colors. I’m a huge graphic design nerd, and my specialty is color so I can spend hours pouring over color combos!If that’s not helpful, you should check out some wedding blogs. Their floral arrangements are always extremely inspiring when I’m looking for a new color combo.

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