This is my third Grainline Studio Alder shirt and fourth time using the pattern. You can see my previous versions here (floral lawn) and here (chambray), and also here as the dress (Liberty Eleonora).
I don’t have much new to add to my previous reviews of this pattern. This version started as View B which is the straight dress, however, I decided I’d get more wear out of it as a shirt so I chopped a bit off the length. The finished button band now measures 26″. I made a size 12 as usual, and omitted the pockets.
The fabric is Liberty of London tana lawn. The print is Edenham in colourway F – bright florals on a dark navy background. I think it is one of the newer releases of the Edenham prints.
The buttons are plain plastic things but I liked the bright yellow colour of them and how they tied in with the print. The armholes are finished with pre-made bias binding in bright yellow to match the buttons. The hem was double turned and top-stitched.
Another winning Alder! I love the flared shape of the Alder shirt and this one is sure to get plenty of wear. If you prefer a less fitted shirt then you should definately try this pattern.
Photos taken near Auchencairn, with a view over Rascarrel Bay and the Soway Firth. The bluebells and blossom were in full bloom and had a lovely scent.