You hear a lot about wardrobe staples, which typically include a crisp white button up, dark blue jeans, black pumps, the perfect red lipstick. That sort of thing. You know what’s not on the list that totally should be? A plaid shirt! So I thought I’d continue my quest to sew up some casual clothing (see here, here and here) by adding this staple to my DIY wardrobe!
Pattern / Construction
To create this shirt, I used M6436, view D. This was my first attempt at using this pattern and it worked out well, so yes – this is my muslin! The instructions are easy to follow and the end result is great. It’s a quick make but it took longer than likely would have because it was my first time using this pattern and because I really spent time pattern matching. I cut the size 8 and made no alterations. However, when I make this again, I will probably add an extra button above cuff to close the sleeve opening as it currently leaves a large opening.
This is a cotton polyester that I picked up from Fabricland for $3.00/m from the clearance section. I really try to keep my costs as low as possible especially when working on a muslin, but I like to use wearable fabrics so that I can actually wear it if it turns out well.
I made this just last week and have worn it 3 times already, so yes, I’m really into this pattern! I think M6346 is a great one to have in your stash and I’ll definitely be making it again using different fabrics (denim, here we come!).
Photos: D. Tharmal