|Grainline Studio: 31004 (Archer Shirt) - Type:Tops |
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Grainline Studio Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Great Wardrobe Builder |
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|Available for sale on PR: $10.50 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Cotton-Lycra Woven [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: 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?The top half did!
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes- Grainline makes it very easy to sew a professional looking shirt with their great sew along.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?Many of you know (and are weary of hearing by now) how much I love this pattern. Of all its many attributes, the petite collar, along with its versatility, are probably my favorite features.
Fabric Used: Cotton gingham with lycra from Michael Levine. This fabric has a slight bit of texture that's vaguely similar to seersucker.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:For my July Archer, the fifth one I've sewn, I have spun the pattern off off into a shirt dress. To do this I eliminated the center back pleat and added extra length using a Lisette shirt dress pattern as a guide for shaping on the sides. For a closer fit I added two back darts. I also used the sleeveless variation instructions on the Grainline website, which requires some cutting away of the armscye and yoke seam allowances. This still left some gaping, which was overcome by taking a wider side seam allowance under the arms. I then cut bias strips to finish the edges. Pockets and the collar were also cut on the bias. Speaking of pockets, 2 lower ones on the hip would be nice on this style and if I had enough fabric I would have added them.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?5 Archers down and 7 to go in my quest to complete one per month for a year. 12 Months of Archers Flickr group
Conclusion: Once the Archer shirt(dress) began to take shape, the possibilities for fall began filling my head. Can't you just see the long sleeved version in wool crepe, ultra suede or fine wale corduroy with tights and boots?? Almost makes me wish for cool weather!!
Wearing the shirt(dress)
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