Granville Shirt: Looking Good in Linen

Sophie-Lee from Two Random Words may be one of the fastest sewers in the world! She’s already sewn, photographed, and written a blog post about the Granville Shirt pattern.

sophie-lee's granville shirt(source – used with permission from Sophie-Lee)

It’s beautiful isn’t it? I wanted to highlight it as many of you wanted to see the Granville sewn up in different sizes and shown on different people. I didn’t think I’d have one to share so soon!

sophie-lee's granville shirt 2(source – used with permission from Sophie-Lee)

Check out her blog post on Two Random Words here, and her detailed review on the Curvy Sewing Collective here.

I’m thrilled to see people sewing up this shirt so quickly, and I’m really happy to have the Granville pattern featured on the Curvy Sewing Collective blog. If you haven’t heard of it, the Curvy Sewing Collective is a community blog focusing on sewing for plus-size women. The blog has multiple contributors, features reviews of sewing patterns, tutorials on pattern adjustments, and resources for curvy sewing. What I’ve taken from the site is a very positive, encouraging spirit of DIY and sewing for all sizes.

Coming later on: Caroline is also planning to write about the version she’s made, so you’ll get to see plenty more versions of the Granville and Oakridge! I’m putting together some tutorial posts from my Liberty-Print Granville Shirt. And in the last week, there have been plenty of really good questions and suggestions relating to the new patterns, so we’re working on new things to help with those too!

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19 Responses to Granville Shirt: Looking Good in Linen

  1. Jenna January 15, 2015 at 6:48 am #

    That looks so lovely! I cannot wait to make my shirt, just need to find a lovely fabric for it.

    So happy that I’m supporting a Canadian independent pattern as well, told my parents this and they were amazed! (I currently live in the UK).

    • Tasia January 15, 2015 at 9:13 am #

      Ah thanks! They were amazed that there are pattern companies in Canada? Or was it more how cool and small the sewing world is that you could buy a pattern from Canada and chat on the designer’s blog? Regardless, thanks for the order and I’m sure you’ll find the right fabric for it!

      • Jenna January 15, 2015 at 9:38 am #

        I don’t think they quite grasped all the Indie options there were – and probably even more I keep finding great home grown (Canadian) ones to support. Chatting on a blog with the designer would just be too much for them I think ;)

        • Tasia January 15, 2015 at 10:03 am #

          Makes sense! When I talk to people about what I do, and about all of the other indie designers, they’re also amazed that this whole world of online sewing exists. And that people can create sewing patterns, not just big sewing pattern companies.

  2. Billie January 15, 2015 at 7:11 am #

    it looks so great! I can’t wait to get better and more confident in my sewing skills in order to sew this and a few other patterns I’ve been eyeing!

    • Tasia January 15, 2015 at 9:12 am #

      You’ll get there! :) We’ll have lots of sewing tips on this shirt over the coming weeks to help, and they’ll be here whenever you’re ready.

    • Sarah January 15, 2015 at 11:53 am #

      Sewaholic patterns are great for learning! The first garment I made for myself was a Minoru jacket! There are always posts to walk you through the tricky bits and you can always ask if you get stuck on something in particular! Beats the big 4 any day…

    • Billie January 16, 2015 at 1:59 am #

      So true!

  3. sarah January 15, 2015 at 8:09 am #

    Super cute!

    • Tasia January 15, 2015 at 9:11 am #

      I know eh? The linen is a great choice!

  4. Laura January 15, 2015 at 9:16 am #

    Just a heads-up: there’s also already been a review posted to PR: http://sewing.patternreview.com/review/pattern/106832

    • Tasia January 15, 2015 at 10:02 am #

      Oh awesome! Thanks for sharing, I can’t believe how quickly people are sewing it up!

  5. Sara January 15, 2015 at 10:12 am #

    Too bad they spelled it Grainville on Pattern Review

    • Tasia January 15, 2015 at 10:19 am #

      True, I’ll let them know! Thanks for pointing it out :)

  6. Mia January 15, 2015 at 1:42 pm #

    This looks so good! I have a question about the Granville (and all your patterns, actually, since I’ve been admiring them but haven’t made one yet!). Based on bust-waist-hip measurements, I am pear-shaped, but I have slightly broad shoulders than hips, so I’m not a classic pear. Would you recommend any specific tutorials to make a pattern like Granville work for me?

    • Sophie-Lee January 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm #

      Tasia might be better placed to answer this than I am, but maybe try grading between sizes – so use a bigger size in the shoulders/neck/back (people often go by their high bust measurement for this rather than bust measurement), grading to your size based on the measurements right after you get to the side seams?

  7. Dale Odberg January 15, 2015 at 3:43 pm #

    Great work Sophie-Lee!nlooks wonderful.

  8. Grace January 16, 2015 at 4:07 am #

    Love this new shirt! Will you be doing a sba tute? I am flat flat flat and have been deperately searching for a good work shirt.

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