I’ve been hoarding this pattern for months and actually printed and taped up the pdf back in September… I’m a half finisher.. I completed this in December, but only just got around to sharing it now. It was a lot of firsts for me – collar, buttonholes, yoke. I’ve been trying to push myself with my sewing and purposely picking projects that will make me try a new technique, or a new fabric and this was definitely a learning process.
The sewing blog community is full to the brim of beautiful Archers, you can’t miss them! I decided to do a short sleeved version purely because I only had 1m of this pink Hera Liberty print. It’s a mad print, isn’t it? I have another long sleeved silk version planned, I’ll share when it’s complete. This thin cotton lawn is the perfect material for an Archer, it makes such a nice, loose lightweight shirt and is so easy to work with.
A little pattern review: it’s great, the instructions are brilliant and if you have any trouble you have Jen’s sew along for extra help. I cut out a size UK 12, but I think I could size down to a 10 and still be comfy if I wanted something with a bit of a slimmer fit.
Excuse some of these photos, it was freezing out there and I’m clutching a coffee for a little bit of warmth.