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!



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