One of my latest sewing projects has been classic button up shirts for myself. They have actually been on my list for awhile, especially in flannel and gingham. I am really excited how nice this one turned out and am anxious to make a couple more!
The first one I made was a "wearable muslin" out of inexpensive quilting cotton that was in the stash.
The pattern is the Granville Shirt from Sewaholic Patterns.
(I am actually wearing this shirt today under a cardigan. Love how long it is, no drafts!)
I love the buttons! Since this was a use what I had shirt, I dug around in my button jar and found these cuties. They are quite heavy and might be ceramic/china?
I think this is one of the coziest shirt I have made! It has already been worn several times and because it is such a light pattern I am planning on wearing it a few more times. Even though it took me two days to complete, it was worth it!
There is a lot of steps in shirt making. Matching plaids (which I am not the best at), top stitching, collar and collar stand, cuffs and placket, back yoke. Just a lot of things going on! But nothing that isn't doable with a bit of patience and practice.
For those of you that sew, here are all the details.
Sewaholic Granville Shirt in size 6 (flannel shirt) and size 8 (calico shirt)
For my calico shirt I made a straight size 8 with no adjustment before hand. I did end up taking in the hips about an 1" each side.
For my flannel shirt I made the size 6, but did a 2" full bust adjustment, trimmed off 1/2" of the hip fullness and shortened the sleeves by 2".
I am rather proud of the inside of my shirt! All of the raw edges are enclosed by French seams or flat felled seams. Doesn't look like the inside does it?