Liberty Granville Shirt

Sewaholic's Granville Shirt in Liberty Silk from Mood Fabrics, at Sew Pomona

I’m starting off my sewing year with a bang!  Here’s Sewaholic’s Granville Shirt in the most divine silk Liberty print.  This shirt looks and feels like a dream.  And lucky me,  I can get away with wearing this year round here in Florida. The Naples Botanical Gardens made a perfect backdrop for the floral.   I wore this Sunday for a family outing to see the Lego sculptures in the Gardens and snuck in some photos while the kids searched for Alligators in the Lake!

Sewaholic's Granville Shirt in Liberty Silk from Mood Fabrics, at Sew Pomona

All the Details-

Fabric:  Liberty of London Irma Turquoise Blue Silk-Cotton Voile (semi-sheer) from Mood Fabrics (sold out…..this is similar)

Notions:  Blue Silk Thread in two shades, light blue for the seams and a darker blue for the 12 Buttons, plus lightweight interfacing (from Joann’s)

Pattern:  Sewaholic’s Granville Shirt, size 10 with alterations, View B

{A 10 is 36/30/42 in Sewaholic and right now I’m 36.5/30/41.}

Sewaholic's Granville Shirt in Liberty Silk from Mood Fabrics, at Sew Pomona

This was part of my third planned look for Fall.  This top with a cropped sweater(unfortunately a fail) worn with a wide leg stripe pant and handmade espadrilles.   I’m not in a huge rush to complete the full look as I’m really enjoying my slower pace so far this year. I’ve been longing for some Liberty prints but with shipping they always seemed so extravagant.  Luckily Mood now stocks quite a nice collection which is not nearly so expensive.  This silk was $24/yd.  I purchased 3 yards and still have some extra for another top.  I need more Liberty Fabric in my life-it’s really so beautiful!  The colors are just stunning and oh so soft to the touch!

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Sewaholic's Granville Shirt in Liberty Silk from Mood Fabrics, at Sew Pomona

Based on other review’s I’d read I compared this pattern first to my sloper and then made a few alterations in a size 10.  I narrowed my back yoke and created a new pattern piece as well as truing up the corresponding pattern pieces.  I then shortened my sleeve length by 1″.  I ended up using a very small seam allowance on the width of my sleeve as it was too tight so next time I’ll widen that as well.  My cuffs are also a bit wide so next time I’ll narrow them by about 1/2″.  All the interior seams except for the sleeves are enclosed with French seams for a clean finish.  Any odd wrinkles you see are from wearing this all day.

Sewaholic's Granville Shirt in Liberty Silk from Mood Fabrics, at Sew Pomona

This was such fun to sew.  I love making patterns that teach me new methods of construction.  This is my first dress shirt and I’m so proud of it.  I love the way the collar stand and collar are sewn up and the method for the plackets was easy to follow.  Plus the burrito method for the yoke makes for a lovely finish.  One of the reasons I was drawn to this pattern was the waist shaping and fitted silhouette.  I’ll be trying more Sewaholic patterns since this really fit my body shape well.

Sewaholic's Granville Shirt in Liberty Silk from Mood Fabrics, at Sew Pomona

The best part about this blouse though is that it goes with just about everything in my closet.  It is semi-sheer so it does need an undershirt/tank of some kind.  I’m wearing it here with my green self drafted racer back tank(unblogged) and my first pair of much-loved indigo dyed jeans.  It looks wonderful over my bias cut indigo voile dress with sleeves rolled up too.

Sewaholic's Granville Shirt in Liberty Silk from Mood Fabrics, at Sew Pomona Sewaholic's Granville Shirt in Liberty Silk from Mood Fabrics, at Sew Pomona

Stay tuned because I have a real stunner to show you next week-the most gorgeous liquid gold hemp silk Donna Karan dress! And my sis did the photo shoot for me so my images are AMAZING!  Just in time for my 40th birthday next week.  Happy Sewing!

Sewaholic's Granville Shirt in Liberty Silk from Mood Fabrics, at Sew Pomona

10 thoughts on “Liberty Granville Shirt

  1. Love it… it’s perfect in that liberty ! I read elsewhere too that the Granville has too long too narrow sleeves. How does the upper chest fit, is it tight? I mean fit wise, does it allow for decent arm circumduction ?

    1. Thanks Sasha! My sleeves were too narrow and too long but it was easy to shorten the length and widen the sleeve- especially since the tightness wasn’t in the sleeve cap but in the mid arm for me. I have full range of movement and the bust was fine for me. I’m pear shaped so this fit me very well. One of the reasons I love this blouse is that it has a fitted silhouette but is still very comfortable.

  2. So Beautiful!
    I’ll be sewing one of these soon myself. Although I’m torn between the Granville Shirt and the Oakridge Blouse. Will probably end up sewing both – ha ha!

  3. The top looks great. I love the Liberty print. I finally ordered fabric specifically to make this top. I’ll buy the PDF for the pattern once my fabric is in. My measurements are almost the exact same as yours. I’m a 36/31/41. Since I have an inch more in the waist do you think I would fit size 10? Or maybe I should increase the width in the waist a tad?

    1. Thanks so much Jennifer! I think there’s enough ease to make it in the 10 since our measurements are so close. I’d suggest increasing the side seam allowance a bit before sewing to make sure the fit is okay- just to be on the safe side.

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