The Archer Button Up is a loosely fitting button up shirt with long sleeves. View A has angled cuffs and a back pleat at yoke. View B has straight cuffs and a gathered lower back detail.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, I only made a few minor style changes.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, I had no problems with the instructions. (Disclaimer, I've sewn several button down shirts so I pretty much know what to do anyway.)
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the pockets and the cuffs with angled edges. Overall a great pattern.
Cotton Batiste inherited from my grandmother's stash.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
A few style changes were made.
1. I went with a sewn on button band on both sides of the shirt.
2. Narrowed the cuff width about 1/2".
3. Gave the side seams a gentle curve so that it had a little less ease at the waist.
All my fitting changes are explained in this blog post.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes I am going to sew it again. This time in silk for the official Archer sew-a-long.
Classic button down shirt with several customizable options. I plan on making a few for my closet.