Monday, November 10, 2014

Archer Shirt - Paisley and Polka Dot


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!




26 comments:

  1. Looks great! Darn I have to get mine cut out - I really like how the Archer looks so comfortable and versatile.

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    1. Thanks, Joen, it is a great shirt. I love all of mine.

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  2. This is SO CUTE Lori! I love those two fabrics together!

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    1. Thanks, Amanda, I was quite happy with the pairing, you never know with online ordering

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  3. What a great shirt! Love it!

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    1. Thank you, Mary Sarah.

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  4. Beautiful shirt! Love the combination. I still haven't tried Archer yet. But you are tempting me!

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    1. Thanks, Ann, you would love the Archer and I can only imagine what beautiful shirts you would create

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  5. I can see why you like this pattern so much! It's great, and looks so nice on you. I'll have to take a look at this one.

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  6. I love, love, love this.

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  7. That paisley is beautiful. Great shirt.

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    1. Thanks, Danain, I like it too.

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  8. If you are happy with a pattern, why not keep making it? Saves on fitting :) Looks great.

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    1. You have a great point, Vicki, thanks.

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  9. Love, love, love this! Great fabric choices, and the fit is spot on!

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  10. Very nice shirt! I love having those contrasting fabrics, too. It makes it look so much more unique. Pretty fabric choice, too. :)

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    1. It does make it fun and unique, Stacy. thanks.

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  11. The Archer pattern is so good, no wonder so many people love it! I love the contrasting fabrics, so eye-catching!

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    1. Thank you, Megan, it is a good pattern and I will be making more with the contrast, I really like it.

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  12. What a fun print combo!!!! Great idea!

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  13. What a great mix of prints... it looks great on you.

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    1. Thank you, Sheila, I am sure it will become a favorite.

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