I know what you are thinking....another Grainline Archer Shirt. Sorry, I can't help myself, I love this pattern and wear my previous makes so much. Plus it fits so nicely and always turns out just perfectly.
|I won't wear this one with the collar popped up but wanted you you to see the polka dot under collar|
This time I combined two fabrics
First this Mood Fabrics' Polka Dot
for the inside cuffs, inside collar band, under collar and I made a loop for the back.
And this Paisley poplin for the main body/sleeves of the shirt
I will probably wear this one with the cuffs turned up mostly but here is a picture with the cuffs buttoned and me frozen!
I wanted to have some contrast fabric on this shirt and the polka dot was perfect for the paisley.
I used the interfacing pattern for the cuffs, adding 1/4" for the seam to join the paisley and the polka dot. I tried for the best balanced buttonhole and used cream in the bobbin and blue in the needle. I didn't want the eye to be drawn to the buttonhole on the cuff.
Also, on the back, I added loop just below the yoke. To make this possible I did an inverse pleat on the back.
Here is a full view of the back
To finish off this shirt, I put in a label. A Mood Fabrics' label which came with my last order. It is a fun touch
The fabric was perfect for this shirt and the two fabrics really worked well together. I was pleasantly surprised how well they worked together, it is always a toss up when ordering online without a swatch.
A couple things to note - I totally forgot to change the bobbin thread for the buttonhole on the inside collar band but it is okay and this was my quickest photo shoot ever. Little guy was hanging out with me this afternoon and his favorite thing was to climb down the porch and take off running. It is so fun for Nana to chase!