Kendra’s Plaid Flannel Archer

Kendra's Plaid Flannel Archer | Grainline Studio

So, spring is taking a little longer than I’d like to get here or should I say get here and STAY here. Although we have had some wonderful sunny, 60-70 degree days here in Chicago, we have also had some cold, grey, and rainy ones. To combat this bizarre in-between weather, I decided to make a new flannel to cheer me up! I feel like all I want to make right now are Archers and Alders and I have bought and looked at a bunch for great fabrics from different places, however when it came to this flannel, I fell victim to…the impulse buy.

Kendra's Plaid Flannel Archer | Grainline Studio

I was stopping into Joann’s to pick something up (just a couple of things, I swear…) and of course started wandering around and I stumbled upon this great fabric!I love the colors and it’s great shirting if you are looking to save a couple bucks. After I washed it, the grain got a little wonky, but it wasn’t too hard to work with. I found it was easier if I didn’t go for lining all the plaids. I was a bit worried about how it would look with the plaids alternating at the seams, but I have to say I really liked the effect in the end! I wanted it to be super comfy and oversized, so to get that look, plain and simply I cut a size larger than what I normally would. Voila!

I’m really excited about this piece over all. It’s great for the weather right now with a jacket open over it and it will work well with the sleeves rolled up when it starts to get a bit warmer. And come summer, it will be perfect for early morning trips to the farmers markets with shorts or over a swimsuit at the beach in the evening. Very happy with this boyfriend fit flannel, maybe my dude will start stealing my shirts for a change…

Kendra's Plaid Flannel Archer | Grainline Studio

10 replies on “Kendra’s Plaid Flannel Archer

  • Francis

    This looks awesome and wearable. I would have driven myself nuts matching plaids, but she’s right it looks great without all the stress.

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    • Jen

      One reason why Kendra is great to work with…things exactly like this, she’s good at rolling through when things go wrong and turning them into something great!

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    • Jen

      I agree it’s important – but only to a point. The alternative with this off kilter plaid would have been scrapping the entire project and throwing out the fabric. I think this is a much better solution and we’ve all been in a similar boat, myself included.

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  • Elaine spinningsheepfeathers

    It looks really great!! How heavy is the flannel? Did you get it at the store on Elston? I would have thought they’d have put the flannel away by now!! I need a good T pattern.

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    • Kendra

      It’s a nice medium weight, not as light as some and not as heavy as the really woolly looking flannels you sometimes see. I did find it at the store on Elston! I found a tiny little section of flannel in the shirting area, there wasn’t a lot there, so I think they were just about to put it away! 🙂

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    • Kendra

      There wasn’t a ton left on the bolt and not a ton of flannels left in general. They may have sold out or put it all away! Thank you, I have already worn it a lot!

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