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!!!!
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.