I’ve decided to join in the Archer Sewalong that is being hosted by Jen at Grainline Studio. The Archer Button Up Shirt is a shirt pattern with two options. View A is a classic looking shirt with long sleeves, angled cuffs, two breast pockets and a back pleat at the yolk. View B has a straight back and a gathered lower back detail. It’s really lovely and I can’t wait to get started. So tonight I’m going to be putting all the pattern pieces together. The great thing about printed patterns is that you can get started on a pattern right from your home if you already have the fabric etc… The only thing is you have to put the whole thing together first! So this is what my evening is going to involve a lot of sellotape, paper and folding. It’s a long weekend in Ireland for Saint Patrick’s day so I get an extra sewing day!
I went on pinterest looking for inspiration since I’m going to go fabric shopping over the weekend. As you can see from the images below I’m going for a simple, possibly colour block silk shirt. I really like the plain off white one with contrast black trim. Perhaps a leather trim would add a cool edge. Alternatively I’d also love to try and dip dye in a bright colour which is really pretty awesome and would be great for summer. Hopefully I can find some nice fabric to get the look I’m going for. In her last post Jen has mentioned she will be giving tips on sewing with silk which is great.
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I'm Stephanie and I live in Dublin, Ireland. I love sewing, knitting and generally being creative. I'm on a mission to create my own handmade wardrobe. I will be sharing my projects and inspirations so stick around for handmade fashion, DIY and tutorials.