Yah! I just finished the Archer Button up shirt from Grainline Studio. This project was definitely a learning adventure for me. Mostly learning to pay more attention to right vs. left and such. Yeah, I had a little bit of sewing dyslexia. But the reason I'm extra proud of this project is because I partially completed one of my sewing goals. That goal is to sew more casual comfy everyday garments and a flannel shirt for fall... and boy is this ever a comfy warm shirt. It's like wearing a hug.
This shirt is not actually flannel but brushed cotton. I wanted a yarn dyed woven fabric as opposed to a printed flannel. That ensures I get the plaid pattern and grainline working as one. Oh yeah and I kind of did some pattern matching on the side seams but that's about it.
Things I've learned: I mixed up the left and right front pattern pieces so my shirt closes like a mans shirt. I don't mind it but next time I'll pay more attention to the way I place my pattern pieces. I also sewed the collar on backwards and couldn't undo it because I already trimmed my seam allowances! Yikes, I was about to give up but I figured it's salvageable. I ended up carefully slipstitching the collarstand to the outside of the shirt. I'm happy the way it turned out but next time I need to pay more attention to putting things together the right way. With my next shirt I think I'll also pay more attention to pattern matching.
Yep, there's my dyslexic collar...
I decided to do a bias tape hem. It's a neat finish and I felt that I wished the shirt was a tiny bit longer so this way I only lost 1/4 inch in length during the hemming process.
I love the cuffs and the white pearl snaps!
This was the sideseam and sleeve topstitching process.
Awesome pattern, I'm definitely going to make another one.