Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Yes, I Did It Again - Another Archer


I promise it will be the last one for a while, I am a bit tired of sewing blouses and ready to move onto other garments.

I used this Mood Fabrics' white/aqua paisley stretch cotton which is a great price at $5.99/yard

The cotton has the perfect amount of stretch and a nice hand.  You might have noticed flowers, but these are so small that you don't notice them unless you are right next to me.





I am not sure what number of Archer this is but I still love each and everyone of them. This one I did taper in the side seams a bit, making more of a waistline.  I thought with the nice stretch of this fabric, it would be a good change.


I also decided to make more notes on my instruction sheet.  For instance, the distance from the collar band to the buttonhole at the bust line.

Also, the distance between buttonholes, I went  closer together on this one.  I have been wearing more of these big necklaces and wanted the button placement to help show off these necklaces.

One last note, was the sleeve cuff and which side the placket folds in.  I don't know why but I always have to look at a completed shirt for this. 


At first on my photos, I just wasn't brave to go outside in the 20 degree weather, so I took some inside.  I do have a new gadget in my hand, a remote control for the camera.  Why have I not bought this before?  It was $8 and makes picture taking so much easier and the pictures so much clearer.


Since it was a cold day and I was running late to work, pictures take time, right?  I just grabbed a red cardigan for the day.  I do like red and aqua together, especially with the holidays?  You see that combination in decorating.

Plus, pictures in natural light are just so much better.


Now, I have to say, brrrr it is cold and I am finished with pictures!


Remember no more Archers for awhile, I just had a couple of beautiful sweater knits delivered to my door today.  I have to finish a Christmas gift and then onto those sweater knits!

22 comments:

  1. Another sewing success! Nice to have a closet full of go-to wardrobe staples...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Patty, it is so nice to have those go-to nice-fitting items.

      Delete
  2. Oh my gosh! I love it. BTW, last Spring I bought the same fabric for the same blouse pattern -- now I have confirmation that it is fabulous. What a wonderful job you did!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That is so funny you have the same fabric. Isn't it such nice fabric.

      Delete
  3. This is another beautiful Archer. You look great wearing it - you have the fit down so well. It's no wonder you enjoy wearing all your Archers!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Rose, it does fit well and I have long arms. I think that is why I like making my blouses.

      Delete
  4. This is so cute! Queen of the Archers, indeed!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, I get to be Queen - love it - thanks so much!

      Delete
  5. Another beautiful shirt! Really looks great with the red also.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Donna, I think it is the holiday season but I just love red and aqua together.

      Delete
  6. Love your fabric choice. Beautiful Archer.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, it is nice fabric.

      Delete
  7. Where did you find sweater knits? I am having trouble finding any. Of course it could be because I am looking for heavy ones. We have only had 5 feet of snow here already!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I found the sweater knits at Mood but got an email from Gorgeous Fabrics today and they have them on sale. 5 feet of snow and it is only December 4th - wow!

      Delete
  8. That is a good price for that fabric! You wear button down shirts so well. Enjoy the sweater knits!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, it is a great price.

      Delete
  9. Looks like this is quickly becoming your favorite shirt.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh, you are so right but I am moving onto other patterns now. I am tired of making blouses, all those buttonholes!

      Delete
  10. I did notice the flowers. ;) Great shirt and love the red and aqua combination! And yes, a remote is so great for taking pictures.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, flowers, too funny isn't it, just after I swore off of flowers. I did check my stash, there is no more floral fabric.

      Delete
  11. I really love this color on you! It looks especially great with the red jacket. You always look so put together. :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. We will be twins when I get my Archer made - I have the same fabric and it is lovely fabric! I like how you tapered the shirt, looks great with the necklace and the sweater.

    ReplyDelete