Silk Grainline Archer

As part of a cohesive wardrobe I have been hankering after a white shirt for quite some time.  There are a few orphans in my wardrobe and a white shirt can be a valuable staple for tying orphans together.  

I bought my chosen fabric from Backstreet Bargains last year.  It is silk/linen/nylon and quite a loose weave.  My original plan was for a Sewaholic Granville but I was a little concerned that the loose weave wouldn't be suitable for such a fitted style.  I settled on Grainline Archer after much deliberation.  I tend to over analyse my fabric and pattern choices some times and spend way too much time weighing up the pros and cons and often I put the fabric back in the cupboard because the decision can get overwhelming.  Not this time though!  I threw caution to the wind and made it up into a Granville.   This is the fourth time I have made this pattern.  The first two were for me and the third for Courteney.

Because my shirt is so classic I did briefly consider blinging it up slightly with some statement buttons but in the end went with plain white pearl shirt buttons I bought at Aliexpress for my blue and white Sewaholic Granville, reasoning that my intention was for a plain shirt and not a statement shirt.  I am glad that I chose the plain buttons, because as I predicted the shirt has slotted into my wardrobe quite nicely and has been worn a ton already.  

 This is a great pattern and I am sure there will be many more as a classic shirt is something I reach for a lot especially in spring and autumn.  

Despite being completed for quite some time, I haven't been able to blog about it due to technical issues taking the photographs.  I thought black was difficult to photograph but I think white may be worse.  It is really difficult to see the detail, hence the indoor pictures. 


  1. I love the texture of your silk/linen/nylon ( unusual blend) fabric combined with the classic style of your blouse. It really elevates a basic white blouse.

  2. This is a great pattern and your fabric choice looks lovely. A white shirt will be a very useful addition to your wardrobe. I need to make myself a white shirt too.


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