Butt Ruffle

Sleeveless Archer

How did I live before this butt ruffle? Be warned, I will probably make a million Archer Button Ups, but first it had the be the butt ruffle variation.

I cut a size 2 and made no alterations except those outlined in Jen’s sleeveless Archer tutorial. Okay okay, I did french my seams since this top is sheer and the fabric is a cheap fraying nightmare. I actually convinced myself that it was a positive this fabric was slippery as %$@#! Nobody mastered chiffon by sewing exclusively quilting cotton, or so my internal logic goes. I’ve sort of taught myself to sew by jumping in head first, but this method does require that a project or two is ruined as collateral damage.

Butt Ruffle multiple views

Windging aside, I love this top. The Archer Button Up Shirt is my first Grainline pattern and I am already dreaming about my next, maybe some maritime shorts or a scout tee. Oh and don’t forget that this pattern has 1/2 inch seam allowances rather than the standard 5/8ths, I almost missed that detail.
Polka dot Archer

Pair my new button up with iris shorts and my dream of a matchy matchy polka dot ensemble is actualized.

Stair views


Archer Button Up Shirt pattern, Grainline Studio

2 yards of polka dot chiffon, Denver Fabrics

1 yard touch of gold interfacing

8  3/8 inch shell buttons

white thread


red socks, Gap

Warrior Triad Necklace, Bauble Bar

Polka Dot Iris shorts

Lunna flat, DV by dolce vita, Nordstrom

black blazer, J. Crew