I'm making a plaid shirt. What made me think I could do this? I have good sewing skills but I have a whole new appreciation for everything now that I'm trying to cut this plaid. I made and extensively fitted the muslin so I was feeling pretty cocky until I cut into the fabric. Soothe me, Jezzies. Pat me on the head and tell me it'll be OK?

For the record, I'm making this shirt:

In this fabric:

But I wish I'd gotten this: