chambray Archer

Chambray Archer


Jen from Grainline Studio really hit the bullseye with the Archer button-up shirt pattern – I have been wearing this polka-dot chambray version as often as possible since completing it. It really goes with everything (at least I’ve convinced myself that it does)! I love the loose fit and over-sized front pockets. The pattern assembles beautifully, and the accompanying sew along on the Grainline blog helps clarify any issues that may come up during construction.


I used french seams for all of the interior seams, including the set in sleeve. I decided to use pearl snaps as closures instead of buttons. I found these vintage ones on Etsy and I love how they look on the shirt. They were a lot easier to affix than I expected. There was no special tool necessary, just a hammer and a wooden thread spool.


And here’s the back:


I have been wearing it belted…


and tied!



- 2 yards of 54″ polka dot chambray

- tricot fusible interfacing

- 10 vintage pearl snap buttons

- Archer PDF pattern

- thread

Kat of Modern Vintage Cupcakes is promoting independent pattern designers by announcing June as Indie Pattern Month. Katy and I are participating and this Archer is the first of our contributions. It’s no secret that we both love independent pattern designers, so we’re excited to show our support through our blog!

Indie Pattern Month Button 2013

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17 thoughts on “Chambray Archer

  1. This is one awesome version of the Archer. I would love to know where the fabric came from, I am itching to make myself a chambray shirt but the fabric has to be just right (I’m so picky!)

    • I got the fabric at Grey’s Fabric and Notions – just as for the polka dot chambray – they have it in stock! You can call and have some shipped to you – (617) 338-4739

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  3. Hey there! I’d love to feature this as part of my Sew & Tell series, all your garments totally rule actually, but I can’t seem to find an email to contact you at? Anyway, if you’re interested send me an email at and I’ll get you the questions!

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