Wednesday, 17 December 2014

The Archer Shirt

After downloading The Archer Shirt from Grainline Studio, I looked for other sewists who had sewn it up for fit and sizing suggestions, because I was too lazy to make a toile, and I stumbled across The Sew Maris Archer Shirt Sew Along, and quite unexpectedly found myself participating in my first ever sew along.
I had imagined a sew along to be a pain which in my case only makes for sewing mistakes(Oh how I dread the unpicker!!!!!!!!) but I had printed my pattern, bought my fabric and mother of pearl poppers and was ready to go.
This is the first button down shirt I have attempted with a collar stand as I usually gravitate towards the more feminine flat collar but Hey Ho, I gave it a go!!!
Oh boy! am I glad I did try out this shirt because it ROCKS!!!!! The only amendment I made to the pattern was to shorten the sleeves by 2inches and shorten the body the same amount and its pretty perfect to me.
Back pleat and completely enclosed yolk seams, SMACKED IT!!!!
Spot the mistake(upside down collar)didn't notice till I had added the poppers so i'm sticking with it!(Design feature anyone?)
Check out them cuffs!!!!
I went for a kind of land girl look with this shirt and it came together nicely with victory rolls and high waisted jeans. The real star of the show though was Keesa, isn't she just gorgeous!
Cheeky outtake, I couldn't help myself.
Not only did I take my Archer Shirt out for a nice walk in the woods, she also got to make mince pies.
and to spend an afternoon crafting with my cousin Daniel who is a crafting genius! What a lucky shirt my Archer was today. 
 The Archer Shirt has been a great addition to my autumn look  and casual wardrobe staple and I foresee many more coming my way soon.


  1. I looooove this Land Girl-style shirt!!!!!!!!!

  2. nice job... you must be so proud.

  3. You did a GREAT job on your shirt Christina! So happy you joined in the sew-along. Maybe you will inspire me to try some more vintage looks!

  4. Looks fantastic!! Love your fabric choice too - you can't go wrong with a nice plaid shirt!