Thursday, February 11, 2016

Novelista Shirt

Hello! Although it has been quiet here on the blog, I have been sewing! Today I have the Novelista Shirt sewn in plaid flannel. If you remember my fall sewing list, I had wanted to make a plaid flannel shirt, but better late than never, right?

I actually sewed this in December and only recently had the opportunity to take pictures. It is very comfortable and I have been wearing it a lot. It is the perfect shirt for this cold Minnesota winter weather!

The pattern is from one of my favorite indie pattern companies, Blank Slate Patterns.

I made the long sleeve version, using a flannel plaid in my favorite color from Joann's. This was not the best fabric to work with when cutting though. The plaid wasn't all straight, which made it difficult to match. I am pretty happy with how well the plaid matches though!

I love the button tabs on the long sleeve version - perfect for rolling up the sleeves and will be so useful when the weather warms up. I may be smiling in this picture, but I was not enjoying the cold!

I decided to cut the yoke and front pockets on the bias for visual interest and to avoid matching the plaid! The only change I made to the pattern was to lengthen the sleeves by 1 inch. Otherwise the fit is great for me!

Here's the best close up I have of the sleeve placket.  

Finally, here is a sneak peak of my most recent sewing project and my first sewing project of 2016! I can't wait to share more about it soon!

What have you been sewing? 



  1. I almost didn't recognize you in PANTS! Love the blog, keep up the good work!

  2. Love your plaid shirt! You did a great job with those sleeve plackets. I was excited to see it because I'm halfway done with a plaid shirt for myself!! Great minds think alike. I'm really, really excited to see your jeans and look forward to hearing all the details. That is up next on my sewing list! Hopefully this negative freezing weather goes away soon!

  3. Great job matching the pattern. Your shirt looks great!