Transitional Shacket

Carol Bentley
by Carol Bentley
2 Materials
8 Hours

I made a fabulous flannel shirt and I'm going to share all the fab details with you!!

This creamy flannel shirt is the Deer and Doe Melilot pattern, and in this flannel its so soft I already love it!! Grab the pattern here>

Deer and Doe Sewing Pattern Melilot Shirt | 1071840 | Minerva

Its a super stylish shirt by a fabulous French pattern house but don't worry if you're not a native French speaker the pattern is available in English too! I'm going to show you how I made it and then how to style it two ways.

Here we go, ready to start!!

If you like to replicate my shirt this is the flannel I used.

Minerva Core Range Heavy Cotton Flannel Fabric | 1196486 | Minerva

The first steps are to add the bust darts then double fold and stitch the button plackets!!

Then the pocket is pinned and stitched in place!

Now were going to pin and stitch the two front pieces to the back at the shoulder seam. I love this pattern as there is no yoke, which speeds the whole process up!

Next were making the cuff plackets and making pleats!

Lets get those sleeves attached.

I'm attaching the collar here and then there's only the buttons and buttonholes to go!!

I'm loving my cosy flannel shirt, its perfect for layering and here I have styled it over a strappy top and Capri pants, ideal and stylish as a shacket. Ideal for those transitional days when we just need a cover up.

I also can't wait to wear it this way (its a bit warm at the moment) but Autumn will soon be here!! I'm wearing it with my pick cords and its such a great, soft and cosy outfit!!

Which is your favourite way to style it??

Suggested materials:
  • 1.5m Cotton Flannel   (Minerva)
  • Melilot pattern   (Deer and Doe patterns)

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Carol Bentley
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