Never talk about a shipwreck while crafting.
There isn't a birthday shirt yet. In fact, the birthday shirt has hit a big, big BIG snag. I had 2.75 yards of flannel. I SWEAR I did read the back of the envelope before starting,
It isn't a total loss yet. I'm going to see if I can lay it out differently and make it work. If that fails, it can be a short-sleeved shirt, though short-sleeved flannel is a bit weird. Having 2.75 yard is pretty exact, so I'm guessing that might have been accurate for a DIFFERENT shirt pattern, but while I found the first long-sleeved shirt that I made for Andy, I can't find the pattern. And since I bought this fabric back in 2006 when I was young and trusting of the people who both cut fabric and the demented madmen who are employed to write patterns, I probably bought just exactly what I needed without any wiggle room. And there isn't a chance of finding more fabric. It's a really nice, heavy flannel--the sort of quality fabric that was surprising to find at Joann Fabrics 9 years ago, much less today. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!