Saturday, September 18, 2021

Green Flannel Tarawi Shirt

I loved my red Muna and Broad Tarawi Shirt so much that I immediately made another. 

I know in my last post I said that I wanted to try the narrow neck version, but I couldn't be bothered to reprint the pattern, so I made the regular neck again. 

Again, for this Tarawi Shirt I cut a size E, 2+ chest fit, blended to a size D at the hip. 

I did try the narrow sleeves, however, but I'm finding that there's not a discernable difference. They're not much smaller than the regular sleeve. 

I opted for simpler pockets rather than the Tarawi's gusseted, flappy pockets. I simplified the pockets by folding the pocket piece at the notches and merging the pocket facing onto it. 

Like last time, I moved pockets outwards slightly and upwards about an inch from the markings.

The fabric is a super soft dusty olive green flannel (I think from Imagine Gnats originally, maybe?). The color is looking sorta tan in these photos, but I assure you it's green. 

I jazzed up the rather dull shade of green by adding some snazzy details: red bar tacks on the pockets, yoke and side seams. Mostly because I was deeply jealous of the two shirts I made for my husband where I added contrasting bar tacks! You can see those here and here.

I finished hem with coordinating red bias tape.

Because I was running short on white pearl snaps, I popped a couple red ones on there for the top and bottom of the placket, as well as the sleeves. I'm not totally sold on them, though. Maybe a step too far? I may replace them when I get more white ones!

Pretty in love with this Tarawi shirt. Such a great pattern! Expect some plaid versions soon.