I thought I’d try Sewaholic’s new pattern, Granville Shirt which is a fitted button front collared shirt. I rooted around the stash and came up with some beautiful cotton fabric that is rather oddly printed with peacocks. The peacocks are cute but I really don’t remember buying it, or even why I bought 3 yards of it, but there it was begging to used to test out a new pattern.
I was a little careful to place the pattern pieces so that I didn’t end up with a peacock on each boob. They’re rib level, so that should be fine. In order not to take forever in sewing this up, I am trying to make a point to sew a little bit every day I’m home.
So today, I took my fifteen minutes and sewed on the pocket. I made sure I matched the pattern and watched Pam Howard’s “The Classic Tailored Shirt” lesson on pocket sewing while doing it. Not bad right? It’s relatively unobtrusive. The eye just goes to that darn peacock doesn’t it? But why three yards?