I saw this plaid shirt in the Eddie Bauer ad this week. For $69.
Jah, what? $69?
I remembered I threw one of my son’s old plaid shirts in the “Do-Something-Interesting-With-This” basket in my sewing room, so I pulled it out and went to work.
I put it on, and pinched out vertical darts in the front and back.
Then I pinned out about an inch of fabric all along the sleeve, from the underarm tapering to the cuff.
Finally I pinned up the length about 2 inches, minding where the bottom snap would end up. I ended up cutting off the hem and making a narrow hem.
The sleeves are a little long, but I didn’t want to ruin the cuff and placket. I thought about removing the length at the shoulder, but I didn’t want to destroy the topstitching. Instead, I decided to just leave them as is, and roll the sleeves up like the model. Cuz I’m fancy like that.
Turned out pretty cute, no? For a plaid shirt.