Plaid matching for loose shirt

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Hi folks,

I've been lurking here for a little while, picking up tips.

I'm making a loose-fitting shirt with dropped shoulder. I would usually
match plaids at the front notch of armscye, but on this wide sleeve, the
  notch falls in an area that is almost horizontal.

Plaid repeat is about 1 1/2 inches. Where should I match the plaids?

Pattern is Vogue 7636, a Sandra Betzina shirt.
http://store.sewingtoday.com/cgi-bin/voguepatterns/shop.cgi?s.item.V7636

Thanks for any help.

Judy

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Judy Arndt wrote:

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Across the cap of the sleeve, where it is seen most.

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When matching plaids on a shirt, let the front notch be your guide.
Make sure that the notch is in the same place on the plaid body as it
is on the sleeve.  The sleeve will sew in at right angles from the body
if done in this manner, and looks good.

Teri


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Thanks so much for the hints, everyone. I hadn't though of cutting on
the bias, but I think bias sleeves in this plaid would make the shirt
look even busier than it already is.

I did go with matching the front sleeve notch. I took me a while to
figure out that I should be matching along a vertical grainline through
each notch point. It's now cut but not sewn. This better work, or I'll
be wearing unmatched plaids -- oh, the shame.

Judy

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Tsskkk!  ;-)



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On Fri, 29 Apr 2005 15:19:06 GMT, Judy Arndt

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One could pipe the seam, or sew rick-rack over it.  

Joy Beeson
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Did you look at "Vogue 7636, a Sandra Betzina shirt"???  I don't think
rick-rack would be style element on that shirt.  ;-)

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BEI Design wrote:
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No, I'm not a rick-rack kinda gal. 1950's retro aprons, anyone?

I matched plaids at the sleeve notch, which didn't work because the
notch falls in the underarm. Anyway, I got lucky. The plaids also match
just below the yoke, so it looks fine.

Kate gets first prize for advising I match across the cap, where it is
seen most.

I'm so relieved that I won't have to keep my arms akimbo, crossed or
madly swinging when wearing this shirt.

Judy Arndt

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Judy Arndt wrote:
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I have made many plaid shirts for DH.  On a more shaped sleeve (with
more of a cap), I match the plaid (both horizontally and vertically)
at the "dot" about halfway between the notches and shoulder-seam mark,
but on a sleeve with so little cap, I'm not sure you'll get a very
good match anywhere along the armseye.  I'd be *very* tempted to cut
the sleeve on the bias...

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Good luck,

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Beverly
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