I made two Granville Blouses from Sewaholic last month to fill out my wardrobe in quick succession. In the first Granville Blouse I made I altered the fit with a narrowed shoulder and on this go around I widened the sleeve for a looser fit. I also made another in a cream double weave that I’m in the process of adding saskiko stitching to for #slowfashionoctober. A few more small tweaks and this pattern will fit me to a T! Definitely one of my go to patterns.
My fabric is refashioned from a maternity Regency Gown I made ages ago. We’re done having kids so as much as I loved this gown a breastfeeding friendly maternity gown was just not ever going to get worn again. I hated to see it go to waste since I loved the subtle peach stripe. I had a TON of yardage so this was easy to piece and pattern match for the shirt.
I kept the vertical stripe for the body and sleeves and then cut the back yoke horizontally and the sleeve cuffs on the bias. I originally had two pockets but the small shape just wasn’t working for me. I also omitted the collar. It wasn’t sitting right-I forgot to alter it after narrowing the back so it was a bit too long. I actually like this shirt so much more this way!
The one downside with this fabric is that it wrinkles like CRAZY! It takes an age to iron it and just doesn’t stay crisp. I’m going to try some spray starch but otherwise this is strictly a weekend shirt. I’m wearing it here with my Indigo Embroidered jeans and my new black vans I bought to wear at work (yay to being encouraged to wear sneakers to work!)
I got these lovely buttons in a translucent peach from Cynthia’s Fabrics locally. I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to live in a city with multiple fabric stores!
Back soon with a few new makes! Plus Halloween costumes!!! Look for some sneak peaks on my Instagram account. Happy Sewing!
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