Monday, February 10, 2014

My Fourth Archer Shirt in Plaid Flannel

Oh, Archer Shirt, how I love thee, let me count the ways!  I count four to date
1. Polka Dot
2.  Linen
3.  Gray/red plaid
4. Blue plaid


I know I have a thing for plaid.  My latest Archer is from Mood Fabric's Blue Plaid Flannel, which is oh so soft.



I cut the pockets, back yoke, cuffs and front band on the bias


Back:


I just love the plaid and the colors but most of all I like this shirt




Here is how I wore it today, trying to remember my rules from Ella and this pin inspired me

but I really like this shirt all on its own


Next up a gingham Archer!

What about you if you have made the Archer, how many times?

29 comments:

  1. Just being curious, what makes the Archer so different from other shirt patterns with collar stands and button fronts? I love plaid flannels, too! Yours looks so cozy.

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    1. Thanks, Linda, I really don't know why it is so much better than another pattern. I think it is the fit, a bit boxy and more like the fit of a man's shirt. A longer length, too. It just goes together so nicely and once you get the sizing right for you, it is a just perfect.

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  2. You are selling me on this shirt!

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  3. Nice and cozy for a snow day!

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    1. Thanks and yes, it is a good snow day shirt, that is the only kind of days we seem to have around here!

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  4. I have this pattern, printed it out and not made it. Held back by the hassle of taping it all together. Must say that your versions make me think that I have to bite the bullet soon. This version is awesome.

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    1. I do love this pattern and once you get past the taping, it is wonderful. Do watch the fullness and the cuffs are huge.

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  5. Another great top! Great question Linda T, I was wondering the same thing myself since so many sewists seems to love this pattern.

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    1. Thanks, Levone, I put the answer of this shirt's appeal in response to Linda above.

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  6. Cute! You look warm and comfortable.

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    1. Thanks, Amanda, it is below zero again today, I need warm!

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    2. Below zero!!? But you're outside without a coat! And smiling! That shirt must be making you super happy. :) Love the touches of bias you added. I have yet to make this shirt.

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  7. This is so cute! I really need to set aside my other projects and make another one of these! I love this pattern, but I've only made it once! I wish I had a whole closet full of them!

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    1. Thanks, I always think a button shirt this will take so long, but it really doesn't. So I am going to make another one quickly, it is such a rewarding pattern. I am trying to put my finger on why I like this pattern so much compared to other button shirt patterns, I just know I do!

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    1. Thanks, Laura, me too :)

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  9. Looks great on you. You did a nice job with the bias touches.

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    1. Thanks, Vicki, I am drawn to the bias plaid touches.

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  10. It looks great!!

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  11. Weee!!!! Archer twins!! Well, great minds do think alike ;) Plus, this plaid was BEGGING to be made into an Archer!

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    1. They do think alike!

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  12. I don't wear button down shirts much, but you may be convincing me to give it a try :-)

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    1. Thanks, Patty, it is a fun style and you would look good!

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  13. I wouldn't normally give the pattern a second look but I'm looking at it with interest after your rave reviews and beautiful shirts.

    (Can't help myself for checking the photos for your yellow lab buddy. I think he is adorable. We just acquired a 1 1/2 yo yellow lab after he was dropped off. Amazingly we tracked down the owner but they don't want him back.)

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    1. Thanks so much, it is a good pattern. My dog is a good dog, he is ready for spring and our long walks. I am ready for that, too. Enjoy your new dog.

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  14. That does it - I'm downloading the Archer NOW. Love your shirt :)

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    1. You will love the pattern, it is just so wonderful.

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