It is winter time and that means a new flannel shirt. To me flannel means plaid or check and I saw a RTW shirt with big buffalo check, using two colorways. This was the shirt I needed and I knew I could make it better with my own signature on it.
So off to Mood Fabrics and a search for buffalo check, yes, I struck gold, the perfect buffalo check. The first is white and black Buffalo Check and the second dark red/black buffalo check. So quickly into the cart these two went and my head was spinning with plans. There is two other colorways also, – blue/black and green/black. Of course, I used the Archer Shirt pattern and I went to cutting. Some straight of grain and some on the bias.
So the front placket was on the bias, this time I used the placket on both sides of the shirt, instead of folding the other side under. I did place my first front band right sides together and cut another one with the exactly the same pattern layout. I made sure I started it at the same place. This is what I got, I am so happy with this.
The back yoke is bias and I cut the back on the fold with the middle black stripe on the fold.
Here is the cuffs on the bias
both cuffs in this photo, I did make a mistake here, flipped the cuffs. Darn, I had cut them the same and then taken a couple of days sewing break. I just went to sewing, next time I will leave notes!
I debated pocket or no pocket, the pocket won, adding a button for detail
I like to cover the sleeve seam, making it look cleaner when you roll up the sleeves. I used a bit of red fabric.
I did lay out the front so the white-black-white-black pattern continued across the front. This will be the way I probably will wear it, partial tuck.
I am thrilled beyond means with my new Buffalo Check Archer, it turned out just like I wanted.