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Falling For Style Makers Latest Fabric Release


I absolutley love this fabric from Style Makers Fabric. Their fabric choices from their new fall fabric release are amazing! I was really pleased to be able to choose from so many colour options that fell within my Soft Autumn colour palette. This Butterscotch Madras cotton plaid was the perfect choice for featuring in a fall wardrobe capsule.

It is a light weight cotton so it is perfect to use as a layering piece for fall or to keep cool in the warmer weather. Although it is light is still has great stand so it holds its shape. It is somewhat sheer so if you are making a dress you may want to line it. The plaid repeat is repeat is  6" x 5-1/4" giving it a chic broad stripe design. Style Maker Fabrics has a fantastic assortment of fabrics. This is only one of the many new fall fashion fabric releases to choose from.

I love a great button down pattern and the Rachel pattern from Seamwork with its member bonus has become my go to. I have sewn this shirt several times and it is now at the point where I can take out the pattern, sew it up and it fits perfectly. There is pay back for customizing a pattern over time and through several renditions.

A classic button down like the Rachel is my "T-shirt". I feel great whenever I wear one and it offers so much variety for styling. It can be dressed up or down, layered or worn on its own as the feature piece in your outfit. It can be a classic option or worn as an oversized option for a more street style look. There are endless possibilities.

I worked really hard to cut out the pattern pieces carefully so that the front plaid would match as well as the sleeves. If you haven’t used the Seamwork plaid matching tutorial on YouTube yet, I highly recommend watching it. It has so many helpful hints. You will feel confident and your finished garment will match perfectly.

For my Rachel I doubled the length of the cuffs so that I could have a french cuff and I used a stiffer interfacing on the collar so that I could pop it up. I lengthened the bodice by 3” so that I had the option of wearing it untucked with a French tuck.

With the lovely butterscotch and aubergine colouring in the fabric, this shirt will be a perfect layering piece for fall. It will work perfectly until a sweater knits, vests and the Bud Shacket or the Rhett jacket. The Rachel has once again proven to be a go-to favourite. After all… There is Sew Much To Design.


Happy Plaid Pattern Matching,


Lou Sheffer

Instagram @SewMuchToDesign

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