After little 15 minute bursts of sewing, I’ve finally finished the peacock edition of Granville shirt by Sewaholic. I’d rather stalled on any kind of crafty activity but managed to talk myself into little bursts of sewing to move Granville along.
My lack of crafty energy has nothing to do with the pattern or my liking of the shirt, but winter doldrums exist even when you don’t have winter. I guess. I do know that little bits of sewing every so often managed to get this shirt done and my crafty thoughts whirring.
What you see here is Granville constructed by the techniques from Craftsy’s “The Classic Tailored Shirt” class. I made this shirt following Pam Howard’s instructions and success! Pam can calmly talk you through anything and should probably be a UN negotiator based on teaching the collar and stand lesson. Seriously not hard folks.
The Granville pattern fit me well out of the box with the exception of the sleeve length. I have long monkey arms, I know that from all I learned in pattern making classes using standard measurements. I usually add at least 1″ to long sleeve patterns to compensate for the previously mentioned monkey-like tendencies. Not so here. These sleeves are seriously too long and it did not occur to me to check that. So Granvillians beware, measure those arms and adjust.
Other than too long sleeves, this shirt was easy and fit well. I only changed the cuff pattern because I think I messed up the tower sleeve placket insertion and the pattern cuffs were too big. Those instructions were meager and Pam doesn’t cover that in her class. Next time I’m doing it Pam’s way and skipping the tower placket. The fit in body and across the shoulders is good and I shall use Granville as a jumping off shirt point for future makes.
All in all a good pattern, a great class and more peacocks would have been better.