Just a short and sweet post about the Archer shirt I made for my grandma because I haven’t gotten any pictures with her in it yet. It was her 85th birthday and I’ve never made her anything so I thought it would be a great time to start!
The Pattern as you probably know is the Grainline studio Archer. I knew this would be a good choice for my Nan because she wears a lot of simple tops in colorful fabrics. (She especially likes to do a whole matching outfit with the pants … dont you love how grandmas do that!?) Since the Archer isn’t a super fitted shirt I didn’t have to stress about getting the size right either. I also find that patterns/styles that you’ve made a lot are great for gift sewing because you can just whip one up without too much reference to the instructions.
I made a few changes that I thought would better suit Nan’s style. She rarely wears a tucked in shirt and I couldn’t picture her with the longer shirt tails on this pattern so I straightened out the hemline to be level with the height of the curve at the side seam. I added a little side seam split of about 2″ for some extra detail. Our Texas weather doesn’t call for many long sleeve days so I did a short sleeve version with a little cuff which I totally guessed for the length.
I shopped my stash for the fabric, which is a vintage floral print cotton. As I said she wears a lot of color and as an avid gardener I knew she would appreciate this sweet pink and orange ditsy floral. The white buttons give it even more of a vintage-y feel.
So thats it for this little Archer! Next time I see her I’ll try to get some pics to add to this post. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out and she seemed to love it so I’d say it was a success!
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Pattern: Grainline Studio Archer
Size Sewn: 10
Fabric: Ditsy Floral print vintage cotton from stash
Notions: White buttons from stash
Adjustments: Shortened sleeves, straightened hem, split side seam
Finishes: Serged seams, turned hem