Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, This Archer is Plaid, and Katy & I wish a Happy Valentine’s Day to You!
This is the third Archer shirt I’ve made – I have never made up a single pattern so many times! (here are my first, and second) The only alteration I made was to lengthen the torso 1″ – oh, and add some elbow patches, as one does for extra lumberJackieness…
I had a big crush on this red, gold, and black Mammoth Plaid at Grey’s Fabric for a while and knew I wanted to make a cozy button-up with it. Since this winter has been particularly harsh I bumped it up the sewing priority list. I used a coordinating corduroy for accents like the elbow patches, under collar and collar stand, and under cuffs. I used black stitching for contract and found the perfect little yellowy-brown buttons.
Katy and I have still been braving the cold to take photos outdoors since the lighting is so much better, but as you can see in the next photo, one can actually get goosebumps on their face!
Lumberjackieness actually runs in my blood – my Grandfather was a lumberjack in Connecticut and would do selective cutting from the state forests. When he started he would actually use horses and oxen to pull the logs from the woods. My parents and my older brother still heat their homes entirely by woodstove, so I’ve cut and stacked my fair share of firewood. This shirt is perfect for the times I visit my family and I need some ‘playclothes’ for yard work and adventures in the forest.
2 1/2 Yards Red, Gold and Black Plaid
1/4 Yard Cider Corduroy
9 Half-inch Buttons