Wednesday, September 17, 2008

In the Queue Wednesday

A Flannel Shirt for My Grandmother
After my Grandfather passed away, my Grandmother got into the habit of wearing his old flannel shirts around the house - partly because she gets cold easily and they keep her warm, but partly also, I think, because they make her feel close to him.
Needless to say, she pretty much wore those shirts to pieces, and now the one thing that she always loves for me to sew for her is a flannel shirt. She is very partial to red, so I am always on the look out for a nice red flannel.
I recently found this very soft flannel:

And I will sew it up using this McCall's Palmer/Pletsch pattern:

Over time I have modified this pattern repeatedly until I finally got a variation that fits her the way she likes - smaller in the shoulders, wider in the waist and shorter in the (long) sleeves.

My plan is to make this for her Christmas present (a surprise, Resa, if you are reading this!). I'm not sure when I'll get started, but don't worry, I'll get to it. It's in the queue... ;)


Meg said...

Aww, that's so sweet of you!

Christine said...

That's a really sweet story. :D

That flannel looks super cozy too.

I kind of get this image of your grandma dressed out in 90's grunge gear. :) Which I know is not the case but still the image that comes to mind. :)