Ode to the Archer

It is only fitting to launch this blog with an ode to Grainline’s Archer.  Before I discovered the Archer, I sewed almost exclusively from the big three pattern companies.  But, I got restless.  I had dabbled in vintage patterns and some craft patterns.  And then-happily- I stumbled across Grainline Studio. Oh brave new world! 

Grainline was a safe choice for my first independent pattern sewing project.  Archer was accessible, Grainline is from the Midwest- like me- and Archer appreciation is huge.  The Archer launched connections to independent pattern makers and the online sewing community- so grateful for that.  I return to the Archer often. To date, I have completed seven Archers (not all for me!)- and counting.

Here is my most recent Archer in an amazing silk from Emma one sock.  I am a sucker for floral button ups- and this floral is especially pleasing.  This exact print is not currently available but there are so many tempting choices


The Archer is a perfect and comfortable fit for me- I don’t adjust anything in the sizing.  Over the years, I increasingly add a smidgen to the length.  I might have increased this one too much.  Couldn’t decide if I would be tucking in or not.  Hmmmm….


Admiring the shirt length- or my new clogs! I used French Fuse to interface- my interfacing of choice for so many projects.  I almost always finish my Archer with French seams- but for some reason, I was in a rush to finish this model and skipped that. I did not top stitch the collar, because it turned and pressed so nicely I decided to keep it spare.