It was only a matter of time before some of my Liberty stash was transformed into an Archer and the red fabric was voted most popular so…
This shirt has taken me almost a week to finish, which given my normal sewing output has been extremely abnormal. But now I’m on school holidays!! Wooo!!! Weeee!! Yee haaa!
While it’s not likely that I’ll get any kid free time I will be able to stay up late without worrying about school the next day.
For my second Archer I sized down to a 2 and I’m much happier with the fit. I shortened the sleeves by about an inch and the only other change I made, was to remove about 1/2 inch from the hem of the shirt.
The Liberty was a dream to work with, as always and I love the print. My husband however, does not. His first comment on seeing the shirt was “Where’d you get that from? It’s a bit retro!” Followed shortly by, “Are you going to wear flares too?” Hmmm, these husbands can be turds at times!
Despite the shitty comments, I love it and I’m going to wear it more than I normally would just to peev him off! ha ha!
Pattern: Grainline Archer shirt used before = Free
Fabric: 1.5m Liberty Phoebe from Shaukat $ 34 inc part shipping
Buttons: Matt red buttons from Spotlight 7 x 49c = $3.43. I probably should have bought two more, but I don’t plan on buttoning the shirt the whole way up 🙂
Thread and interfacing from stash