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The Orange Flannel Shirt

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Men
Style Hipster, Casual
Mike Portuesi on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Pattern: Kwik Sew 2000. Fabric: Orange plaid flannel fabric from JoAnn's. Thread: Gutermann #470 orange. Interfacing: Shirt-fuse medium-weight interfacing from www.wawak.com. Buttons: purple plastic buttons obtained locally from Fabric Outlet, San Francisco

Mike Portuesi on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? The plaid matching turned out very well! The details (yoke and pockets) cut on bias matched up well and provide visual interest.

Mike Portuesi on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Matching plaids along the center front line of the shirt will give you the best results. Make sure the fabric is squared away and on grain before cutting. I use a digital camera or a phone to take pictures of where I placed pattern pieces, to match later pieces when cutting.

Mike Portuesi on craftsy.com

Thank you everyone for the positive feedback! The plaid-matching is an ongoing effort, but I'm getting pleased with the results.

01/10/2014 Flag

Great shirt!

02/16/2014 Flag

This looks great!

05/05/2014 Flag

Fantastic shirt- great fabric and beautifully sewn. Well done you!

05/09/2014 Flag

What I find so well done is the perfect collar with the stripes which go right into the pattern stripes, as well as the perfect match of the stripes across. There is nothing accidental in this shirt. It is amazingly well made. Good Job, Mike!

08/16/2014 Flag