Leo Plaid Italian Cotton Woven
PRICED AND SOLD BY THE 1/2 YARD
EXAMPLE: TO ORDER 2.5 YARDS ENTER 5 IN THE QUANTITY BOX
Aubergine shadow plaid yarn dyed Italian cotton from the upscale line Vince. As used in men's and women's shirts in the $300 range - see photos below (these are not sewing patterns). Gorgeous quality light shirting weight (like Liberty Tana Lawn), silky smooth, fluid drape, opaque. This is a balanced plaid with a 2 5/8" repeat. Plaids are trending now, suddenly they look fresh and fun, with possibilities for different interpretations. Right for a shirt, blouse, tunic, skirt, for women, children and men.
To figure extra yardage, multiply the repeat by the number of main pattern pieces. For example, if the repeat is 4" and you have 4 main/large pattern pieces, you would need a minimum of 16 extra inches.
To match plaids, cut single thickness, starting with the main pattern piece at center front or back, placing CF/CB centered between (NOT ON), a dominant color or line, then cut one piece at a time, using the cut out piece as a pattern piece for the next, flipping, so you get a left and right side. I draw the plaid on the pattern pieces to match at side seams and notches on sleeves. If the plaid is unbalanced, cut as for a nap. Sew with a walking foot to prevent shifting. Some pieces like pockets, yoke and collar can be cut on the bias.
Pre-treat by wash/dry gentle.