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Message Board > Patterns and Notions > Collarless alteration to Grainline Archer ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

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Collarless alteration to Grainline Archer
Trying to copy this Isabel Marant shirt
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Date: 10/7/13 7:02 AM

I came across this plaid shirt while browsing the internet the other day. I'm convinced that I have the skills to make a reasonably close copy of this, especially if I can track down some black plaid. I have the Grainline Archer next on my to-make list. I wonder if I can adapt the pattern to make this Isabel Marant shirt.

As far as I can tell, I'll have to:
1) Bring in the shoulders. Various blog reviews seem to show the Archer shoulder to be slightly dropped
2) Add contours to the side seams to give it a tighter fit
3) Maybe slice and draft a yoke piece to incorporate bias cut detail (optional)
4) Omit the collar piece
5) Shorten the sleeves to bracelet length (optional)
6) Shrink the cuffs (both to make that area look "poofier" and to make the sleeves look proportional to my creepy small wrists)

Are these changes too extensive? It sounds like I will be tinkering with basically every single piece of this pattern, except for the placket and the pocket. I was hoping to save money by not buying another shirt pattern. But, will I be better off with a different pattern?

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Date: 10/7/13 9:02 AM

The alterations you are talking about are simple to do if you have experience altering patterns. I think it's a great jumping off point pattern. I'd make a cheap muslin first before using any good fabric though.

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Date: 10/7/13 9:56 AM

Work off of a traced copy of your pattern and make a muslin. Other than that, if you're thinking that you could do it, you definitely can because you're already showing thaqt you're confident. Go for it!

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Date: 10/7/13 12:47 PM

I think Rachel Comey's current Vouge V1323 pattern



Is a bit closer to it. You got a V neckline, not a button up; but if you want to overlay a button up pattern on top of the Vouge one on the top of V neck placket there, then I think that would be almost it.

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Date: 10/8/13 5:24 AM

Thanks! You're right it's much closer. I'm going to pounce on the pattern if (when) the Archer alterations fall apart.

(No so sure about the satin track pants on the envelope photo though.... :D)

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