Guy's Plaid Button-Down Shirt

Saturday, November 30, 2013

This shirt was inspired by the one and only Mr. Harry Styles. You think I'm kidding. haha

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I have a crush, what can I say. I've also decided that I really like making guys clothes. The fit is so easy. You just sort of approximate and you're good to go!

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The fabric is this blue/charcoal plaid coating from Mood Fabrics. It's coming up in the pictures looking a lot more ashy colored than it is in real life but oh well. It was super easy to work with and I found myself thinking it was even easier to sew with than cotton is! 
Matching up the plaids was an adventure though- one I never want to do again. haha


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Pattern-wise, I used McCall's M6044 (version B). I pretty much followed it exactly, except for the collar I used Peter's "burrito method". Greatest idea! It turned out really well and I will definitely be doing it that way from now on.

I was also blown away with this trick to get collars pointed. It's genius, it made the collar look so much more well done.

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I'm honestly surprised with how well this shirt turned out. I kind of went into it thinking that it would either turn out looking just "ok", or one hot mess. ha so I was pleasantly surprised. 



Fabric: Blue Charcoal Plaid from Mood
Pattern: McCall's M6044

5 Current Favorites

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

1... This cute Christmas card (top left).
holiday board 2013 by Haylee, see more holiday photo cards

This above collage is my entry for the Minted inspiration board challenge this year. If anyone else enters let me know so I can send your board some love! 

2... Buzzcut Season by Lorde. I listen to this song about, 15 times per day. haha really though. I know Lorde is all the rage right now but at least the hype is warranted this time, I loove her voice. 

3... This little lady. How there can be so much talent wrapped up into one person is beyond me. Seriously I need to stop looking at this blog, it's making me question everything about any sewing ability I ever thought I once had. haha really though, this girl is amazing.

4... Netflix.. So here's the thing. I was into Breaking Bad for a while but then it just got to be too much for me. Too much gah, I don't know, just horribleness. Maybe I'm naive but I couldn't handle it. So I want a new show. I was thinking Carrie Diaries maybe? (Polar opposite from Breaking Bad. haha) Or else right now I've been into Untold Stories of the ER. But please, suggestions are welcome!

5... Ghost Map by Steven Johnson. About the cholera epidemic in London in the 1860s. Super, super fascinating! And I have a love affair with London currently so that makes it all the better. 

6... Bijou Market. This weekend in Provo! I love when this is held. Local people I hope to see you all there!

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