I am back after an epic 3 week family holiday – I then needed a holiday to recover from being the operations manager of said holiday :-). After a few days of R&R I walked into my sewing cave and was disgusted by the mess – I have since been busily beavering away when I can to organise it. Promise I will post as soon as I am done. Anyhow I hope you all had a lovely Easter holiday too.
Tonight I am excited to share this shirt. News FLASH – I actually made a shirt that is not a Granville! Its Burda 6849 which I finished before the holiday. Made in cotton lawn thats like Liberty but I am not 100% certain.
Construction deets. It has yokes but given the busy-ness of the fabric they dont really show. I like the longer length on this shirt. Its not a shirt I would be wearing tucked in. The center seam down the back allows for more back shaping if one wishes it. I installed the back yoke using the Burrito method. For the first time I made myself a shirt with pockets. Normally I skip pockets but I felt the need to challenge myself.. Its also cute how the pocket points meet the front darts. I think I really liked the line drawing design lines. Its not as form fitting as the Granville but I like this top. Its more relaxed. I definitely will make another in the mid term future.
The pattern is well drafted with everything just going neatly into place. I did not use the instructions except for the placket. I dont like how this placket is constructed and in future will use the tower placket I got from the Angela Kane tutorial. I didn’t topstitch the cuffs or collar because I wanted a softer look. Not sure what difference it makes visually but for me it feels less tailored without the topstitching. When I make it again it will have to be in a solid colour to really appreciate the wonderful design lines….a chambray blue or a batiste white fabric.
I actually overlockeed all the seams. I just did not feel like doing flat felled seams. It was lazy. I did wonder if I’d regret it later and frankly speaking I don’t 🙂
As always thanks for stopping by. Happy sewing!