McCall’s m6044 in Kaufman Mammoth Flannel Americana

Anybody that has sewed using plaid has done it, accidentally flipped the plaid upside down. I made this flannel shirt awhile back ago, and when I cut out the arms, I cut them the wrong way. If you look closely, you'll see that the plaid pattern is reversed. Now, I realize that this isn't a… Continue reading McCall’s m6044 in Kaufman Mammoth Flannel Americana

Simplicity 8056 in Sell Fabric Chino Twill

I have been finally making myself comfortable and wearable pants! I've raved about the 8 oz. chino twill from http://www.sellfabric.com before and that's the fun fabric I used for these pants, pumpkin color! I love the fit, finally on a pair of pants. They are not too tight and not too loose, but in terms… Continue reading Simplicity 8056 in Sell Fabric Chino Twill

McCall’s m6649 in Cotton + Steel Yours Truly Strawberry Gold

Button down shirts: classic, always on-trend, easy to wear, perfect. If done correctly, an untucked button down shirt and a pair of pants can be the easiest outfit possible that is appropriate for everyday wear. After getting my technique down for sewing the collar and cuffs (see here for tutorial), I have been on a… Continue reading McCall’s m6649 in Cotton + Steel Yours Truly Strawberry Gold

Sewing a Collar

Last year, I found this great tutorial on how to sew a collar to a shirt: http://foursquarewalls.blogspot.com/2013/09/sewing-collar-different-order.html. However, I was still not fully satisfied, because the last step of folding the bottom of the stand resulted in an uneven and bulky seam. Here's my improved method for getting a crisp, clean collar on a shirt.… Continue reading Sewing a Collar