STS Featured Patterns: Granville Shirt and Cameron Pants

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Hey y’all! Today I’m featuring two awesome patterns I used for my Sew The Show: The Honourable Woman look!

*A note about Sew The Show Featured Patterns: I received these patterns for free. In exchange I am featuring them in my Sew The Show look. At the end of the linky party I will choose a winner at random, and she will receive each featured pattern as well as an awesome fabric prize.

Sew The Show Featured Pattern: Cameron Pants A BIG THANKS to my awesome son Gabe for taking these pictures.

I think Nessa would approve of this outfit. Silky button up shirt, high waist pants with a fun detail on the fly, what’s not to love? I even wore a black lacy cami underneath my button up, but sadly that will not be pictured here ;-).

Sew The Show Featured Pattern: Cameron Pants

For the trousers I used the Cameron Pants Pattern by Named Clothing.

I made these in size 44, the largest size for this pattern. As with every pair of pants I’ve ever sewn, I had to take in the waist an inch. Other than that I made the pattern as is. I was really nervous about these pants for two reasons: a) because I have a mommy gut and I didn’t know how they would lie and b) because as I was cutting the pattern out I could not, for the life of me, figure out how the flap on the fly was going to work out. I have to say I love the way they look on me, even though I don’t have a perfectly flat stomach. And best of all, they are comfortable. I wore them to church last week and went out to lunch afterward, and I didn’t feel the urge to unbutton my pants once! As far as the fly flap goes, it wasn’t as difficult as I thought. The hardest part was putting the zipper in correctly so the fly flap covers the whole zipper. For me, the third time was the charm. The next time I make a pair of Cameron pants I will try them in a lighter fabric. This fabric is a suiting fabric with just a little bit of stretch. It’s nice but a bit heavy. I’d love to see how this pattern would look in a lighter, more drapey fabric. Also, I will probably shorten the crotch just a tad and tweak the curve. (I know, I know, always make a muslin first.)

Sew The Show Featured Pattern: The Granville Shirt

For the blouse I used the Granville Shirt Pattern by Sewaholic.

I made the size 12. I chose this super gorgeous and hard to work with polka dot challis. This is only the second button up shirt I’ve ever made, so I knew challis was not the best fabric to use, but it’s so pretty and I just had to. I wanted a sleeveless shirt for spring/summer (also, I only had two yards) so I omitted the sleeves. Because I made it sleeveless I had to add a dart on each armscye, to fix a gapping problem. I’m so thrilled about this shirt because I finally got to use these gorgeous vintage glass buttons that have been in my stash forever. I think they add the perfect sophisticated touch to the shirt.

Sew The Show Featured Pattern: Granville ShirtI love this pattern so much, and even though the fabric was a bear to work with I JUST LOVE THIS SHIRT! I love it so much that I have another one cut out and ready to sew. (This time I even bought enough fabric to make sleeves.)

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3 thoughts on “STS Featured Patterns: Granville Shirt and Cameron Pants

  1. Beautiful shirt — that one is on my to-make list. I’m really interested in how these pants turned out — it’s an interesting pattern but I’ve always been a little leery of the fly flap too. I can’t really see any details of the pants in your pictures though — they completely blend in with the background 🙁

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