I’m cruising along with these fall sewing goals! This is my second long-sleeved button-up shirt of the season: another Granville Shirt by Sewaholic Patterns.
I bought this fabric at Joann’s at the same time that I bought the denim for my last version. It was completely an impulse purchase. As I was walking up to the cutting counter, I spotted a rack of quilting cottons on sale for less than $3/yard. This pink jumped out at me, and into my arms it went. Quilting cotton isn’t typically recommended for shirt making, but I think that it worked out pretty well in this case.
The Granville shirt is a quick and easy make for me by this point, but I did manage to make a fairly large mistake. I wasn’t paying close enough attention, and I cut out the front left and right backwards. It’s not the end of the world, but now my shirt opens like a man’s shirt rather than a woman’s shirt. What are shirts doing with genders, anyways?
It seems ridiculous now, but when I bought this fabric, I thought that it would make a fun shirt that would go with a lot of things. I thought that the hot pink fabric would seem more subtle because of the white pattern on it. However, it is anything but subtle. I haven’t really figured out what to wear it with yet. These white jeans work, but this is more of a resort look than I typically go for. I’ll give it a try with regular jeans, but I don’t think it matches any of my skirts. I’ll figure it out. You really can’t complain about a custom-fitted button-up shirt for less than $10!
Pattern: Granville Shirt by Sewaholic Patterns in size 2
Fabric: 2.5 yards hot pink quilting cotton from Joann’s @ $2.99/yard
Notions: 6 buttons, interfacing
Cost: $7.48 fabric +interfacing and thread from stash + $0.99 buttons = $8.47
Time: 5 hours