|Grainline Studio: 31004 (Archer Shirt) - Type:Tops |
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|Posted on:||9/10/13 10:01 PM |
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Grainline Studio Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Available for sale on PR: $10.50 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: Another Archer! Classic shirt with variations.|
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow?The instructions are very detailed and precise. A beginner could certainly follow along and have great success. Also, there is a sewalong on Grainline's website.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?Obviously, I love this pattern -- the small collar, the cuffs, etc. And the variations are endless. This time I decided to "Play with Stripes"!
Fabric Used:An Italian cotton shirting from Farmhouse Fabrics, which carries a wide variety of shirting fabrics, all very high quality and often on sale. This one, an orange and lavender stripe, feels like silk and it was in a 3 yard bundle for only $15! Buttons are also from Farmhouse which has a stunning variety of MOP buttons.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I lengthened the front and back. Other than that, no changes. In an attempt to do something different this time, I used Pam Euny's (Off the Cuff) wonderful tutorial on chevrons made easy. So fast and easy and fool-proof. I used the chevron detail on the back yoke click here
and the front pocket. I also and always use Pam's tutorial on making sharp collar points. Best method ever!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?I'll be making it again, for sure! This is only #5 -- 7 more to go this year. But the nice thing about shirtmaking is that there are always new techniques to incorporate, new ideas, etc.
Conclusion: A great everyday, weekend or casual shirt.
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