Monday, April 10, 2017

Archer Shirt in Tencel Denim

I've been working my way through the popular Grainline patterns (still have to blog my Morris Blazer that I made last fall) and I am very happy to have finished my first Archer button up shirt. While I have made collared shirts for Leo and A.J., I haven't made one for myself before.

I sewed a size 6 with no alterations. I measured a size 8 in the bust but I knew it was a loose fitting style so I went ahead and crossed my fingers that the size 6 would work, and it does. As a side note, I am definitely interested in trying Liesl + Co's new Classic Shirt Pattern, since it comes with a range of cup sizes... I love to avoid doing full bust adjustments.

Fabric is a 4-ounce tencel denim from Threadbare Fabrics, made in the USA. Tencel is super soft, doesn't wrinkle too much and has good drape. It is cellulose—Katie compared it to bamboo fabric in the listing (it is now sold out unfortunately). 

Buttons are Slimline from, which they also sell at Joanns.

Love the cuff detail, even though I'll probably wear the sleeves rolled up, especially this spring.

I referred to the official Archer Sew Along when I needed a little more hand holding. I followed her instructions (although people love Andrea's collar technique alternative) except for using bias tape on the hem. It is a little wide, but I used some pre-made polka dot single-fold I got from Purl Soho several years ago.

I topstitched the collar stand from the outside, and should have done it from the inside—as you can see here there is a lot of room for improvement there. I decided not to do a top button on but I might go back and do it now that I'm looking at this photo.

Thanks for reading! Sorry the lighting in these photos is terrible... just had to make do so I could actually get something posted. Thanks to AJ for taking them. :)

1 comment:

  1. This is really the perfect casual shirt! Love the fabric choice and the bias hem facing - genius! Turning over that small hem is a major pain and the length is perfect.


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