This is another rendition of the Safari Sam Overshirt:
Back when it was still warm I got quite a bit of wear out of my lilac linen Safari Sam, so I decided to make up another one for the colder months in a cotton flannel purchased sometime last year from Fabric Mart. For this version I took in the waist a little bit (somewhere between one and two inches). I also removed 3/8″ width from the sleeves and left off the sleeve tabs. I will not be going around with rolled up sleeves in the winter so they only complicate pressing. The simplicity (no darts, no princess seams) makes this pattern a good choice for plaids and prints. Since I was running out of fabric (and the fanciest place I’m going to ever wear this will be Tractor Supply) I didn’t do a perfect job matching all the plaids.
I interfaced the shoulder epaulettes, half of the front placket (meaning only one layer of interfacing when folded over, not two), and the sleeve plackets with Pro-Sheer Elegance. I used the fusible Shirt-Crisp for the collar, collar stand, and cuffs.
This is going to be a great pattern for de-stashing some of my cotton flannels!
Also, want to see something crazy?
Here’s what the weather was like 4 days ago:
And this is what it was today:
Yup, not even wearing a coat today.