It’s here!! I finally finished and am posting this beauty. I said it before and I’ll say it again – this might be one of my favorite patterns. I could make one for every day of the week. I’m super happy with the way this turned out and I think I will get a lot of wear out of it.
The pattern is obviously Grainline Studio’s Archer shirt. This is one of the last makes of my proposed handmade collection from fall 2014 (sadly finally finishing it this year). This is one of those projects that got better the longer I waited on it. Initially I had all these crazy ideas of how I would make the back ruffle piece a different color or maybe stamp this fabric but by the time I finally got to it I decided to keep it simple and I’m so happy I did. I think this one will stick with me a lot longer style-wise.
This fabric is so freakin beautiful. I think I bought it in the sale bin at my school store. It’s got an interesting linen-y weave but feels like silk. Maybe its a silk linen!? If so what a score because from what I remember I got about 2 yards for maybe 3 bucks? Its the perfect buttery yellow color and I tell ya it FEELS like butter!
I sewed up version B of the Archer for this one because I wanted to try both versions and I did version A for my wearable muslin. I also love the fun detail of the little ruffled tail in the back. For my notions I happened to have the most perfect matching yellow and silver buttons in my stash. I also love the oversized double breast pockets.
Since this was my second Archer I was already pretty familiar with the steps so it came together pretty quickly. I already had the pieces cut out from a long time ago so all I had to do was sit down and sew it. It probably took me about 2 hours. I kind of loved that about sewing something I had already made. I used to be apprehensive to sewing patterns I had already sewn since there are so many great patterns out there. But once you are familiar with a pattern it comes together so quickly its a rather nice change of pace.
This top is going to be great spring and fall staple. It drapes so beautifully and I look forward to wearing it dressed up or down!
Pattern: Grainline Studo Archer Shirt
Fabric: Yellow silk linen from stash
Notions: Yellow and silver buttons from stash
Finishes: Serged seams
Time: 2-3 hours
Sew it again? Absolutely! This is only my second so I think I need maybe 2 or 3 more 🙂