November 14, 2014


Pattern: Grainline Studio Archer
Size: 10 (bust), 8 (waist), 12 (hips)
Alterations: Tapered the sleeves to a 2 at the wrist

Ahhh - I have to say this is definitely a TNT pattern for me, and probably my favorite. I never run out of versions to make. In the coming months (weeks maybe??) I have a darker wash version in mind, as stated in my winter wardrobe plan, and I also just attained some dreamy plaid flannel from (surprisingly?) Joann's. Last weekend, I actually had a bolt of it in my hand, but there were only 2 yards left (it's 44" and I needed 2.75 yards). Yesterday, I tried again - they had enough, and it was EVEN CHEAPER than before, due to Joann's coupon magic. Yay!

Not too much to say about this that wasn't said about my previous denim Archer - the sizing is exactly the same. I chose to mix up the pockets this time, using Jen's tutorial on the Grainline blog. It's meant for fabrics that have no right or wrong side, but I like the contrast of the wrong side here.

This shirt is also clearly ace for drinking wine on a mountain top - Figueroa Mountain in Santa Barbara County. We love going here to watch the sunset while visiting our friends in Buellton (where we go all the time, and we got engaged and married nearby).

This denim is Robert Kaufman Indigo Denim 6.5 oz in Bleach Indigo Washed. It was such a breeze to cut and sew, and my next Archer is the same fabric, darker wash - as mentioned above.

In other news, I just finished my Closet Case Gingers, and I cannot wait to rock these both together!

Below - our very patient friends, Greg and Virginia...

1 comment:

  1. I love the contrast on the pockets too! I bet you wear this a ton - it looks like a great staple! Can't wait to see your Gingers!!