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.
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.
Pair my new button up with iris shorts and my dream of a matchy matchy polka dot ensemble is actualized.
1 yard touch of gold interfacing
8 3/8 inch shell buttons
red socks, Gap
black blazer, J. Crew