Friday, April 4, 2014

Dotted Chambray Shirt

The Archer's back for it's second (of what's sure to be many) appearances! I made this version short-sleeved (because Texas, summer) and I left off the pockets. Otherwise my last version was pretty perfect fit-wise, so the only change I made to this shirt was to shorten it by about an inch.

The fabric is Robert Kaufman dot chambray in indigo from Hawthorne Threads. I'd had my eye on this fabric for months and I'm so glad I finally bought it. It's soft, lightweight, high-quality, and looks even better in person.

Looking around for inspiration, I realized I wasn't the first person to make an Archer from this material. Laney from Katy & Laney and Emily from Seymour both made versions last summer! Great minds think alike, right?

I love the collar on this pattern - it's the perfect size! And Jen's video tutorial on attaching the collar stand correctly was so helpful. I've always struggled with that with that step because I didn't know about the weird little trick you had to do. I'm still not exactly sure what happens, but it definitely works!

Is it bad that I'm already planning my next Archer? There's this pinstripe shirting at Jo-Ann's that I  know would just be perfect...

<3 Lindsay


  1. Hahaha, what a coincidence! I was also looking at the same fabric for the archer last week, but they only had 1,50 m left and I wasn't sure if the pattern pieces would fit on that amount.
    But good to know that it works well for this project, maybe I find it somewhere else. :)

    1. How funny! It's definitely a popular fabric! I was able to make mine out of 1.5 yards (and I'm pretty sure I still would have been able to if I'd made the long-sleeved version). If you're short on fabric cutting a single layer instead of folding double definitely uses a lot less!

  2. Usually I would have tried it, but the Grainline cut layout already looked pretty efficient so I didn't want to risk it. Well maybe I look if it is still available, because the wrong side of the fabric looks kinda pretty as well.

  3. Oh, it's so cute with short sleeves! I was thinking about chopping mine off yesterday but opted for rolling instead. :) So glad to have found your blog!