Here’s a quick tip for matching stripes on the cross grain: draw a guideline perpendicular to the grain line on the sleeve and front and black pattern pieces, as shown in the picture. Make sure the line is at the same position - about an inch below the armscye - on all pieces. Use this to align your stripe across all the main body parts of the shirt. This will make sure your front matches the sleeves and the sleeve matches the back.
I drafted a band pattern using my updated drafting techniques and would love to share it with my band mates. The size drafted is a 16.5 and a 17, but you can easily change it to any measurement by changing the center back. I'll put together a quick video on how to adjust the band length. I'd be honored if you have a chance to try it out. The band pattern will be available as a download on the shop page in the next day or two. In the mean time, I'd love to hear from you! How's the band practice going?