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Men's Flannel Hipster Shirt

Added Jan 6, 2011

by Peter Lappin

New York, United...






I made this plaid cotton flannel shirt using Butterick 4712, a vintage Seventies men’s shirt pattern. I love the result even though it’s a little “hipster” — not that there’s anything wrong with that! I used a walking foot attachment to help match the plaid, which helped a lot. I’m not sure I’ll ever take that attachment off my machine!

I did the inner collar stand, front plackets facings and inside cuffs in black cotton sateen for contrast.

More about the shirt on my blog, Male Pattern Boldness.

Material Notes

I used a cotton flannel plaid I bought in the Garment District for $7/yd. Soft and cozy. The buttons are up-cycled plastic buttons from a boxful I bought at the flea market near where I live.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Vintage

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    Jan 7, 2011, 03.36 AMby flynnflynn

    The comfort of flannel with the fitting of a western shirt? Ooh la la! Nice job :)

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      Jan 7, 2011, 03.41 PMby Peter Lappin

      It IS very comfy! Thanks, Flynnflynn. :)

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    Jan 6, 2011, 04.49 PMby lizah

    this looks great! looks so cozy and stylish at the same time :)

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    Jan 6, 2011, 07.36 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    this is a great shirt and i love the materials you used a lot. i just did pyjama pants in checked flannel and reallly adore, wearing them. pictures should follow very soon. i LOVE your shirt!!

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      Jan 6, 2011, 11.37 AMby Peter Lappin

      Thanks, Ralf. Happy New Year!

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    Jan 6, 2011, 01.44 AMby marloncosta

    AWESOME!!! Can I have one too?

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    Jan 6, 2011, 01.31 AMby violetsky

    Peter once again you’ve done a great job, the downside is now I want to sing Monty pythons, ’I’m a lumberjack’ song at you.

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