It’s fall in the Pacific Northwest, and it’s one of my favorite times of the year. It’s not too hot but not too cold; the leaves turn beautiful shades of yellow, orange, and red; everything is pumpkin flavored; and we get to pull out all our cozy and warm clothes!
My husband especially loves this time of the year because he gets to wear his flannels on a regular basis. You know how Mark Zuckerberg’s wardrobe staple is a grey t-shirt and jeans? That is my husband but with flannels. Not just any flannel though – in our household we are obsessed with Pendleton wool flannel!
I have made many garments out of Pendleton wool before (a flannel for him, a cape for me, and a coat), but I have yet to make my own flannel button-up! To gear up for the fall, we bought flannel fabric at the Pendleton Woolen Mills during our trip to Portland this past June. In September, I sewed my first flannel and his second flannel!
For our flannels, I used the Peek-a-Boo Patterns Yukon Men’s Button-Up and Oakley Women’s Button-Up patterns. These are tried and true patterns for me because they are very easy to follow and match perfectly together! If you have kiddos, you can get their Kids Oxford Button-Up pattern and make matching shirts for the entire family!
As far as choosing our flannel colors, I am very indecisive so I had my husband choose for me. He did well! As for him, he already knew prior to our shopping trip that he wanted a black flannel so it was easy for him to choose. He’s also already requested a red flannel next year for his hunting trips, so he’s definitely helping to keep my sewing machine busy!
Overall, I’m very happy with how our flannel button-ups turned out and I look forward to making more next year! We look forward to wearing our flannels this fall and winter, and I know they will serve us well as we approach the cold and snowy winter months here in the Pacific Northwest!