Men’s Plaid Wool Flannel Shirt

Men's charcoal gray plaid shirt made with wool flannel from Mood Fabrics.

Well, a new project for me! I’ve never made menswear before and I can happily cross it off my list now
Men's charcoal gray plaid shirt made with wool flannel from Mood Fabrics.

I really like making guys clothes because the fit isn’t much of an issue. You can just sort of approximate and you’re good to go.

Men's charcoal gray plaid shirt made with wool flannel from Mood Fabrics.

The fabric I used is this blue/charcoal plaid wool flannel 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 preferring it over cotton even!

Matching up the plaids was an adventure though- an adventure I never want to do again. Haha.

Men's charcoal gray plaid shirt made with wool flannel from Mood Fabrics.
Pattern-wise, I used McCall’s M6044 (version B).  I pretty much followed it to a tee, except for the collar I used Peter’s “burrito method”. Best idea ever! 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. Seriously, this is genius! It made the collar look so much better.
Detail of men's charcoal gray plaid shirt made with wool flannel from Mood Fabrics.

I’m honestly so surprised with how well this shirt ended up turning 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!

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  • Peter
    November 29, 2013

    Great looking shirt — love that plaid!

  • Mary
    November 29, 2013

    This turned out amazing. I love the collar, shirt tail hem, sleeves with cuffs…button holes. You seriously did amazingly well on this project. It was a difficult one especially with matching plaids and you did it! As a sewing teacher I would give you a strong A!

  • Mary
    November 29, 2013

    PS Cute model!!

  • Lori
    November 29, 2013

    Great looking shirt and great job matching the plaid.

  • Amy
    November 30, 2013

    What a great shirt! The plaid is perfect – both as a choice for a men’s shirt and in your matching. Bravo!

  • Carolyn
    November 30, 2013

    You did a fabulous job on matching up the plaids! It’s a great shirt! So glad that this worked out for you and it’s not a hot mess! *LOL*

  • Judi
    November 30, 2013

    This shirt is really awesome. It looks like it would be hard to make, but you have done it so easily and well. Great job!!

  • Amanda S.
    December 2, 2013

    Great job! Whoever this guy is, he is lucky to have such a lovely shirt made for him!

  • Ginger
    December 2, 2013

    This looks great! Wool flannel sounds so cozy and nice! Great job, girl!

  • Mood Sewing Network
    December 5, 2013

    The shirt looks amazing! And thank you for linking to all the great tips. I’m definitely going to refer to them when I attempt shirts for my boys.