Thursday, January 2, 2014

My Archer for Archer Appreciation Month



As I type this it is January 2, 2014. Technically Archer Appreciation Month was in December, so I hope you guys will forgive this late post. If you follow me on Instagram then you know that I have been traveling and haven't been near my sewing machine.


I'm going to call this my Tosh.0 shirt. It was actually my friends idea, she told me that the finished product looked like the shirt he has been wearing all season and I love that! I think he is the funniest person on tv, besides Charles Barkley.


The fabric was purchased on my last trip to Mood Los Angeles. It's a white and pink checkered shirting that feels lovely, but gets pretty wrinkly. I'm going to have to try and starch it when I wear it next. The pattern is, of course, the Archer sewing pattern.


I've been thinking a lot about new years resolutions and past regrets and I think that one of my biggest regrets about last year is not sewing this pattern earlier when it was released. Seriously! I know that I'm not the first person to write great things about Archer and anything I say will be redundant, but guys, people love this pattern for a reason. The construction is spot on, the directions are amazing, and the finished product is something you can be so proud of. It's hard to impress my husband, but when he saw my shirt he said, "I thought you said you couldn't sew collared shirts." He is now expecting me to make him a shirt. I've created a monster :)


That's not to say my shirt is flawless, there are definitely some mistakes. I was confused on the button bands and don't think I attached one of them correctly and my buttonholes look pretty terrible, but that's ok! This is my first Archer (View B) and I have time to perfect my skills on future versions. Yes, I have multiple versions planned.

Current Archer count: 1. How many do you have in your closet?

14 comments:

  1. Looking good! Sadly I wasn't able to get my act together for Archer Appreciation Month. I think now I'm the only person who hasn't sewn this awesome shirt.

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  2. What a great archer! I love patterns that you can make over and over again. If I didn't have so many button downs in my rtw wardrobe I would for sure make one!

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  3. Gorgeous shirt, bet you're proud!

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  4. Looks great! I have a flowery version (http://cashmerette.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/une-chemise-parisienne.html) but I just bought some soft cotton from France to make another!

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  5. Your Archer looks fabulous - the fabric is really lovely. I just finished my Archer yesterday and wore it today for the first time - it is a great pattern and I want to try View B as well!

    http://notsewsimple.wordpress.com/2014/01/02/new-year-new-archer/

    Louise

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  6. Looks great! And my Archer count is currently 0, I haven't made one yet!

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  7. A Stitching OdysseyJanuary 2, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Eeep, this is such a cute version! Love it lady and I'm interested to see any back shots you may have?! You see, I have View B planned for my next Archer ;o)

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  8. It's so pretty! I'm so happy your sew-jo is back in full force now too. I'm looking forward to your future versions of this :)

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  9. Lookin' good! The color is great. I bought the pattern but wasn't able to get mine sewn up in time. Hopefully I can make it a new year's resolution!

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  10. pretty in pink!! You look better than Tosh ;) Did you do the gathered back? do you like it?

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  11. Tosh is the best! but your pink shirt is better!! ;) The buttonbands were a real bear for me too. I did the first one wrong on my white Archer but no one has ever noticed. I've had a few people mention McCall's 6044 is a good men's pattern. I think I'm gonna try that one for my husband.

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  12. Ha, I love your husband's reaction. Your shirt looks great and is a wonderful starting point for many more versions. I love the Archer, and I haven't even made a shirt that can be worn yet! My first was made in too stiff a fabric, and the fabric for the second was so cheap I just gave up after finishing the collar. Crazy, I know, I'm almost done! I am looking forward to my next one :)

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  13. Pink to make the boys wink! Love it

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  14. This is so cute! I love the pink on you! I just couldn't find the time to make one in December, so I'm really sad about that. :(

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