The first flanno*

When I was busy churning out shirts for my husband and sons over the summer, they put in an order for flannos (Australian slang for flannel shirts) and this is the first.

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It is my usual KwikSew 3422, nothing changed, just endless pattern matching.

If I say so myself, I did a great job of the pattern matching – can you spot the pocket above?

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Yoke matched, check. Collar – ack, what happened? I don’t think Mark took enough care putting on the shirt – so it’s all his fault!

Sleeves, check. Cuffs, er, well one is perfect and the other one isn’t. I made several cuffs and just could not make the other one work, so gave up.

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However, all side seams are lined up nicely and flat felled. Pattern matching looks a bit off in this photo, but it is perfect on the right side.

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I bought 18 metres of flannelette in various shades and checks, and I have to say that I was a tad disappointed with the quality. There are splotchy bits where the dye hasn’t been applied properly and some of the edges looked a bit chewed. My memory is that the fabric came from Turkey and is 100% cotton with no formaldehyde that I could smell, so I’m not too bothered with the poor dye job. It looks ok and at the end of the day will be used as a camping shirt, so it’s not as though Mark is going to wear it to the day job.

Right, 3 metres down, 15 to go!

 

PS if you are revisiting this page you will note the title change. I apparently had the wrong slang word for a flannel shirt!

 

 

Fadanista

11 thoughts on “The first flanno*

      1. Oh dear, I’ve made another one and haven’t matched any of it (I fell asleep whilst cutting out!). Brace yourself for that posting – hehe!!

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