The Orange Flannel Shirt

Project Description

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. 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.

What you will need

  • 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

Q&A with Mike Portuesi

Pam Howard asked:
This is a WOW shirt!! Truly custom made in every sense of the word. The plaid matching was well thought out and the fit is perfect :-)) I love the fabric and your model looks very happy in it! Thanks for the inspiration. Pam
Mike Portuesi answered:
Pam, Thank you for the comments and thank you for being such a great instructor. Your class was so helpful.
Una in Oz asked:
Mike congratulations on another wonderful outcome! This shirt is exquisite. Your pattern matching is amazing. I don't have enough adjectives to express myself :-) Can't wait to see more of your talent.
Mike Portuesi answered:
Thank you so much!!