New Take on the Flannel Plaid Shirt (Laurel)

Who doesn’t love a flannel plaid shirt in the fall?? Well, I didn’t really plan on making a flannel shirt, but it’s really cute and super cozy! Once I got the fit right on this Laurel Top, I was obsessed.

Supplies

There's nothing better than a flannel plaid shirt for autumn - and this is a super cute take on the fall favorite

Notes

About the fabric selection: I really love this plaid, and would probably buy all of it if it were a normal woven. Originally, I though this shirt would be cute tucked into a mini skirt with tights/boots for the winter. The flannel is a little too thick for that… And the ruffles were a little challenging with the thick fabric.

Can we talk about how I always sew plaids and stripes??? Do I hate myself? It takes FOREVER to lay out the pattern when you’re trying to make sure everything’s cut in the correct spot. I could have done with matching the sleeves to bodice, but at least the sleeves match each other.

There's nothing better than a flannel plaid shirt for autumn - and this is a super cute take on the fall favorite

This is the second time I’ve made the Laurel (the first time hasn’t been posted on the blog yet), and I forgot about my sizing issues from the first time.
Based on the measurement/ sizing on the pattern, I should be a size 6 – but I needed to take in over 2 inches in the back :/ The first time around, I had already added the zipper, so that was annoying. This time it was OK, because I didn’t get the plaid together correctly the first time.

I NEED to remember to make a smaller size next time. Maybe if it’s in writing I’ll actually remember.

There's nothing better than a flannel plaid shirt for autumn - and this is a super cute take on the fall favorite

I didn’t add a bias neck binding… why? because it’s not my favorite thing to do. It still looks good 🙂 And I got my tag in there this time!

There's nothing better than a flannel plaid shirt for autumn - and this is a super cute take on the fall favorite

Jersey knits are definitely easier to sew with. I forgot about all the “ease” stuff you need to do when adding a set-in sleeve with woven fabrics. This dress/ top would be super cute in a jersey though, so I might need to try that next.

Have you tried the Laurel pattern? I love the concept, but wish the fit was a little easier to figure out. Post links in the comments so I can check out your makes!

There's nothing better than a flannel plaid shirt for autumn - and this is a super cute take on the fall favorite

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2 Comments

  1. Rebecca
    October 20, 2016 / 5:23 am

    Love it! I need one!

    I haven’t considered using flannel, but I’ve gotta say I’m feeling a little obsessed now thinking about the texture…

    Good one Danielle 😀

  2. October 20, 2016 / 9:21 am

    OOOh! It’s super cute! I pick things that need to be matched also – argh. I know what you mean!

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