One thing I really like about using plaid is the fun you can have with the bias. On my plaid flannels I use the yoke, front button band, cuffs and pockets are all cut on the bias.
I do find the Archer to run on the large size, so keep that in mind when making your shirt. In fact, the size on the cuffs are two sizes smaller than the rest of my shirt. The pockets on the Archer, I like to add an inch to the width. I want that bias pocket to make a statement!
I like to prewash all my flannel shirting in hot water and a hot dryer to help shrink the fabric, then no surprises after the garment is made, right? Grainline Studio has a fantastic tutorial on plaid matching and I follow it every time I make a plaid garment. You can see how the plaids match from sleeve to side and back
Then a view of the back and the bias back yoke
This flannel has some body and thickness to it, so it felt pretty good on the twenty degree day!
Or I should say until the wind started blowing and I was ready to head in the house.
Disclosure - I receive a monthly fabric allowance from Mood Fabrics to make a garment. This garment is blogged at Mood Sewing Network first and then I will blog here about this garment.