Friday, September 16, 2011

Beginner's Luck?

I took a break from my Fall Palette Challenge (while waiting for my patterns to arrive) to sew a pair of pajama pants for my husband. He had previously requested plaid fabric and I used a simplicity pattern that I had used to make shorts for him earlier this year.

When I was preparing to cut out the fabric it hit me! The fabric was plaid - I was going to have to make at least a meager attempt to match the pattern! The Mr. more than likely wouldn't notice much less care either way, but I couldn't just cut without trying.

I have read posts on matching plaids and stripes on other blogs but didn't really take the time to refer back to any of them. I chose the upper shorten/lengthen line (for the shorts) and decided I would use that line on both the front and back pieces to match to the same portion of the plaid on the fabric. I had no idea if this would work or not - imagine my surprise to find that the plaid was pretty nicely matched!

Have you had success matching plaids is there a method you have found that provides you with great results every time?

The husband does still want some patch pockets added on, but he was very pleased with his new pants! The patterns I needed to finish up my Fall Challenge have arrived so I will be adding the needed pockets fairly quickly and getting back to the challenge!

Next up the Yellow Harvest Peony dress!

1 comment:

  1. Yay! Well done, I wouldn't have even thought of that - good call. :) Wished we could have visited in person, but soon! The Mr. looks very fantsy in his pants! :)