I tried to switch up my photo location by standing in front of a barn in the haze and wind. I think I might just stick to my little wall from now on. It never lets me down.
I had to squeeze in one last Granville before I start warm weather sewing. I don't have anything new to add, except saying that I don't think I'll get tired of making these or wearing them. I love a gray/mustard combination in just about anything. This was supposed to be a nice relaxing sew after my Pavot coat that took an entire month to complete, but I got compulsive about sewing over the last couple of days and stayed up way too late finishing.
I did two new things with this version: tailors tacks on the bust darts and flat-felling the arm seam. I think tailors tacks are probably most accurate, but I think I've decided I like drawing on my dart lines better because it gives me a line to follow. And I had no idea how fiddly the flat-fell seam is on an armhole. Is it just me or does that take forever? Was I just impatient?
The fabric is another Liberty print that I've been hoarding for several months. The purpose of these next photos is to show my attempt at pattern matching on the pocket flaps. It's not perfect but I'm satisfied with it. May and Patrick are always talking about that on The Great British Sewing Bee and so I thought I should give it a go instead of slapping a pocket flap on there and hoping for the best. (***As an aside, I couldn't figure out how people were watching TGBSB season 2 because I couldn't find it when I searched YouTube on my laptop. I noticed other people struggling as well. Then I thought to use my phone and there it was! Is that a browser issue? I don't know the lingo but help spread the word!)