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.