Added Sep 19, 2011
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The adventure started when I bought 3 yards of flannel on sale for $5/yd at the fabric store. I wanted to make some sort of deconstructed flannel top in the spirit of the twisted button-ups I’ve been making. I originally intended to use it with the Tuck Drape Tunic Blouse pattern, but after sleeping on it I decided that the Drape Drape Dress was more of what I was after (I’m still dying to try the tunic though!).
For me the best part was adjusting the pattern to make it resemble a deconstructed button-down flannel shirt. I narrowed the neckband, added buttons and a collar, and made the sleeves with cuffs and button closures. I also removed about 4 inches from the total length by recutting the arm holes and neck lower. To cinch the waist and make it flare at the bottom, I added belt loops to work with a belt I already owned. The final result is a surprising take on the classic flannel.
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