Monday, January 09, 2017

Mood Fabrics' Plaid Flannel Archer Shirts

Mood Fabrics' plaid flannel Archer shirts


For  me a winter wardrobe staple is a plaid flannel shirt and I was in need of a new one.  I went with Mood Fabrics’ Maroon/Gray Tartan Plaid Cotton Flannel and it is such a nice weight for these twenty degree days.  My go-to shirt pattern is the Grainline Archer Shirt, which I have made many times including two on another Mood Sewing Network post.


Mood Fabrics' plaid flannel Archer shirts
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.
Mood Fabrics' plaid flannel Archer shirts- cuff

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!

Mood Fabrics' plaid flannel Archer shirts - pockets

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
Mood Fabrics' plaid flannel Archer shirts - side view with matching plaid


Then a view of the back and the bias back yoke
Mood Fabrics' plaid flannel Archer shirts

This flannel has some body and thickness to it, so it felt pretty good on the twenty degree day!

Mood Fabrics' plaid flannel Archer shirts

Or I should say until the wind  started blowing and I was ready to head in the house.
Mood Fabrics' plaid flannel Archer shirts

Now if this color combination isn’t one for you, Mood Fabrics has a great selection of plaid flannels or could I interest you in another flannel Archer?  This one is for my second oldest daughter, who borrows my  plaid Archer quite frequently!  I decided it was time she had one of her own.  This one is made from Mood Fabrics’ Green/Blue/White Plaid Cotton Flannel,
Enjoy the pictures of this shirt and I feel like it is my best plaid matching so far.

Mood Fabrics' plaid flannel Archer shirts

Mood Fabrics' plaid flannel Archer shirts - collar

Mood Fabrics' plaid flannel Archer shirts - cuff

Mood Fabrics' plaid flannel Archer shirts - pocket detail

Mood Fabrics' plaid flannel Archer shirts- pocket detail

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.







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6 comments:

  1. Oh pretty! And perfect timing! I was just digging thru my pattern collection trying to decide what pattern to use for the flannel sitting on the sewing table waiting to be converted to a flannel shirt!

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    1. Thanks, Lynn, hope your project is coming right along.

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  2. Love the maroon / grey plaid. Beautiful shirt!

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    1. Me, too, happy I saved that fabric for me!

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  3. Wow, great job on these shirts!

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    1. Thanks so much, Levone

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