This morning I ironed my finished Archer and decided to make use of the early morning light to drive to a nearby nature reserve set up tripod and take some pics.
I am wearing a cami underneath today but this shirt will be the perfect summer throw-on.You know roll up the sleeves and throw on over a T-shirt and shorts. It feels good on and will be a favourite.
Needless to say I have become a Archer fan. Here's a link to the pattern company. Grainline Studio Archer Shirt Pattern
If you haven't read my former posts I started with a too snug 12 and then decided to do modifications.
1. Adding an off grain front and plackets link to off Grain opening post
2. Adding a centre back seam and sway back adjustment.
3. Adding a front dart link to the adding a dart post
4. Adding a little bit of ease to the neck and body
Providing early morning entertainment to park workers.
After all the alterations my shirt is a modified size 14 with size 16 sides size12 sleeves. Oh whatever! Roomy enough to skim the middle but not cling on.
I tried to do too much at once to the back: adding a CB seam, a sway back adjustment AND retaining the CB pleat. That's a combination that did not want to gel. The pleat is stitched down at the top and the waist, therefore the back pleat will probably be eliminated in my next version. Because there will be a next version..
I'm warning you. The Archer is addictive :)
Happy to sew you,