Saturday, 25 July 2015

Adventure Springs Granville

Hello, everyone. I hope you've all had a good week. I'm here with a quick post for the first of my makes from my recent sewcation. After the mixed success of my first sleeveless Granville, I knew that another one would be needed. I love this pattern and wanted a wearable sleeveless version to hand while I waited to fix the side seams of the Remember Me version (I'm hoping to do this before the end of the month, but we'll see). 

Adventure Springs Granville


The fabric is Adventure Springs by Art Gallery Fabrics. I was drawn to the jewel tones and then the white arrows. I thought it would make a great top and snapped up 1.5m from misformake. For this version, I made a couple of tiny alterations - raising the arm holes by 1.5cm to help with the gaping in this area and reducing the shoulder seams by 0.5cm. The pieces were cut out at a sewing day with Vaire Gwir and Hannah. It took a little while to do this, partly because I wanted the arrows to line up as much as possible, but mainly because Vaire had her eye on the fabric and would have stolen it if I had left it unaccompanied for too long! Thankfully, making it sleeveless ensures that this beauty remains mine! 

Adventure Springs Granville
Adventure Springs Granville

I didn't have enough fabric to get the two yokes, so used some pale green cotton from my stash for the inside. The arms are finished with a pretty floral bias binding. As this is my third version, I don't have anything new to say on the construction. What I love most about shirts, are the details. For this version, I chose topstitching. And lots of it! Every flat felled seam has two rows of stitching, the width of the seam apart and I did the same with the hem. The button placket and collar have two narrows rows either side. Despite the amount of top stitching, it remains subtle as the thread is only one shade lighter than the green. 

Adventure Springs Granville

I've worn this shirt a couple of times and it feels good. It is just loose enough for warm days and fits well underneath a cardigan or jacket. The arm holes no longer bother me. It works with jeans for a casual look or with a pair of smart trousers or a black skirt for work. Overall, a useful and versatile make. I think I will be putting this pattern away for a short time - three versions seems enough (here's the first in case you haven't seen it) although I'm sure that another sleeved version will pop up during the winter. 

15 comments:

  1. This is lovely Claire. The attention to detail in the finishing is obvious. Glad to hear it's got lots of wear already.

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    1. Thanks, Sam! It will definitely continue to get more wear.

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  2. The Remember Me Granville looks lovely but the links don't seem to work for your Adventure Springs one. :(

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    1. and now I can. My computer must have been having a 'moment'.

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    2. Phew! Thanks for visiting.

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  3. What a gorgeous shirt! It's turned out really well and looks so cool and chic, perfect for summer! x

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    1. Thanks, Jane. It is a useful summer make.

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  4. Lovely shirt Claire, and it really suits you! Definitely worth taking the time to make sure that the arrows line up nicely, things like that make all the difference. Sure you'll be getting lots of wear out of this!

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    1. Thank you. Patience and taking your time is the key to making shirts, me thinks.

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  5. I think I saw that fabric recently in Goldhawk Rd - are the arrows embroiled on rather than woven in? I really like that version - very fresh.

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    1. Thank you. The arrows print is woven here which thankfully made the details easier.

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  6. I agree with the other comments - it really suits you and looks perfect for summer and I love the colour and especially the little arrows.

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    1. Thanks, Teresa. I couldn't resist the colour!

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  7. I love to have been featured in your post, even as a failed thief, hahaha!

    I still love this fabric, but your top is safe. Had it been a Granville *with* sleeves I would have to don my ninja outfit and climb to your window to steal it. For real.

    BTW, you have nailed the fit this time. Good job!

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    1. I couldn't leave that story out! The fit definitely works on this one and I've started to fix the Remember Me as a result.

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