Tuesday, March 28, 2017


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.
(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?


  1. Exquisite seams! The construction is so meticulous. Both shirts/blouses are beautiful.

    1. Thank you! I can't wait to start on the gingham fabric that is waiting!

  2. They're both nice, and I like the pink one best. It's so different and cheery. When a person sews, we tend to want to match plaids, etc. because store-bought shirts are terrible about that. What really annoys me is a store-bought shirt that, when held up to the light, you can see that it was cut wrong on the fabric. Shudder! Very nice job, Heide!