Aberdeen Shirt from Seamwork Magazine

Aberdeen
Aberdeen

This knit is crazy. It’s this base jersey in a muted rust, with a slashed decorative top layer. I’m kinda into it. The swirlies are a bit grandma, but YOLO. I was drawn to it for the ‘wrong’ side; the rust is a perfect color for this twill I have in my stash, but more on that when I get to it.

Aberdeen wardrobe profile
Aberdeen wardrobe profile

This Seamwork Aberdeen is spot on my style and another addition to my wardrobe capsule in the everyday wearable category. It’s a less extreme dolman sleeve than my RTW version, and the lower half of the silhouette is more t-shirt, but I dig it. I don’t wear V-necks all that often, so I did a quick scoop, but this complicated knit is a smidge sloppy in the neckline. Probably shoulda reversed it or grabbed some black, but whatevs. I’ll also trace the scoop from my Renfrew next time instead of wingin’ it. The sleeve cuffs tho, OMG. so comfy and easy. I cut this out in the evening and whipped it up in the morning before work: EASY. I think I can move some of the pieces to fold-line pieces since I’m going to omit the V-neck, so that will make it even faster.

Aberdeen Side
Aberdeen Side/Seam

I serged the bottom, then did a 3/4 inch turn, and the slightest zig in a knit stitch for the hem.

Aberdeen Back
Aberdeen Back

Looking at the back, I’m wondering if I shouldn’t start doing small sway-back adjustments in my patterns. It would be a bit fussy to do on this knit, but something to keep in mind as I’m eye-balling some more fitted button-ups.

Overall, I can see this pattern being used as often as my Renfrew, I dig it that much. It’s totally my style. My RTW version is a viscose knit, so has way more drapey-mcdrapeyness to it than this rebel-grandma double knit, so I’m looking forward to sewing it up in something with more drape.

And damn, I need a haircut. What do to do next…grow it out? Grow it out some? Go full mullet?

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