Just over a month ago I made a shirt then neglected to blog about it because I had no photos of me wearing it. I still have no photos of me wearing it, but I am blogging about it anyway as I have so much other stuff I want to share with you and I am anal enough that it has to be presented in the right order. So here is the shirt, modelled by my dummy (she hasn’t got a name, I would feel weird enlarging and decreasing her chest if she did) and I think I’m going to get one of those camera remote things so that I can take photos of myself in future. That should be fun.
So, yes, the Granville shirt! This is a pattern by those clever people at Sewaholic. It comes in PDF form but I got the paper pattern sent to me via Alice from Backstitch, because PDFs: gah. I also got the fabric from Backstitch, but months and months earlier. It’s a print by Carolyn Friedlander, which I fell in love with as soon as I saw it. I had no immediate plans for it but had to buy it so that no one else could. Sorry.
It’s a lovely pattern, with princess seams in the back (I did flat felled seams everywhere but the armholes), a self-lined yoke and tower plackets. This is my first attempt at tower plackets and I’m really pleased with how they turned out, they were much simpler than I was expecting. Not a great image but you get the general idea:
And the poppers were from this little crazy shop in Farsley, called Bonds. My friend Abi told me about them and said I had to go. They have all this vintage stock, and not rip off prices either. I couldn’t get over how new everything looked, despite being 30 or so years old, like these poppers:
So bright and orange! I took a few photos of some of the bits of haberdashery I bought in there. But really, to get any idea you have to go and visit. Just don’t buy anything, as it is all technically mine. Ok, and Abi’s.
Until next time x