Although Dean tends to wear plaid shirt less often than his brother Sam, he still wears a buttload of plaid.
|That man's face should be illegal|
|Close-up of the plaid|
|Floral scroll work and a mother-of-pearl handle. Talk about a classy way to die.|
The Challenge: #14 Paisley and Plaid
Fabric: Navy blue broadcloth and Teal Plaid quilters cotton, white muslin for flatlining.
Pattern: No pattern used, just math and draping
Notions: Navy blue polyester thread, teal cotton thread, hook and bar closure
How historically accurate is it? Skirt closure is on the wrong side, and most of the stitching was in polyester thread, but the hem is hand tacked to keep it invisible and the techniques are solid. I'd say 95%
Hours to complete: Lots. Cutting and flatlining took a while, since the plaid wasn't printed exactly straight of grain. Ironing took an entire day, as did topstitching. I'd put it in the realm of 25-40 hours.
First worn: The day it was completed. I didn't want to take it off.
Total cost: About $25