I decided to finally use up the last of this gorgeous Robert Kauffman cotton from my stash. Originally, I bought it as part of a Craftsy kit to make a Mother’s Day shirt for my mom. I used the rest to make the exact same shirt for myself. Twinning!
This is literally the exact same shirt. Same fabric. Same pattern. Same size. Like mother, like daughter, I guess.
I have made this shirt 3 times for myself since I made the very first Granville for my mom, so I have worked out a few fitting tweaks for myself. First, in order to make this shirt sleeveless, I narrowed the upper back a smidge (basically removing the seam allowances from where a sleeve would go). I also reduced the flare at the hips just a little. I’m not quite as pear shaped as Sewaholic’s patterns. And that’s it! Otherwise, I make my Granvilles straight from the pattern.
This version feels a little looser than my other Granvilles. I think that is probably because it is new and hasn’t been worn and washed 8 billion times (yet) like my other versions (see here, here, and here).
There’s not much left to say about a TNT pattern. I imagine this one will enter into regular rotation for the summer, and may see some wear into the fall as well, as it works great under a cardigan.
Pattern: Granville Shirt by Sewaholic Patterns, size 2
Fabric: Robert Kauffman cotton
Notions: Bias tape
Cost: fabric, thread, bias tape, and buttons from stash = Free!
Time: 5 hours