Alterations: Added a lined hood
Fabrics: Flannel, jersey knit for hood lining
I love a good flannel shirt for winter. I bought this flannel last year on clearance for about $3 a yard. It is pretty thick too, making it a good weight for a jacket.
I'm happy I chose to use this shirt pattern. The instructions were great and the fit is pretty good. The sleeves are a little long on me, but I'm okay with that. If I use this pattern for a "shirt," I will most likely take some of the length out of the sleeve. I used the hood pattern from McCall's 7447, which lined up perfectly.
I finally figured out how to line a hood enclosing the neck seam! First, I basted my hood to the neck seam. I left a large area of the hood lining center seam unsewn. Next, I pinned the lining to the hood, right sides together, with the shirt folded up between the two. I sewed all the way around the hood edges, pulling the shirt out through the hood lining opening.
here are my hood pieces clipped right sides together with the shirt in the middle
Then I pinned my center seam of my hood lining together and hand stitched it.
And I'm really happy that my stripes lined up! I thought I cut out my pockets to line up too, but that didn't happen. Oh well. I just remind myself that with store bought, more times than not, their lines don't match either.
And what goes well with a comfy flannel but a nice new pair of Jalie jeans!
This is such a great pattern.
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley