Back when I started this blog, one of the first projects I planned to post about was an Archer. Jen had just released her button up shirt pattern and I quickly bought it! She announced she was going to have a sew along, so I waited a day or two for the sew along and then started on my first Archer. I was a bit impatient, and quickly sewed up my Archer, without waiting for all of the sew along steps. Saying that I needed the extra advice would be an understatement. The front button placket was sewn on incorrectly, the collar was wonky, the fit was not great. It ended up going in the trash after a couple wears.
So this time when I started another Archer, I slowly worked through it, making sure I paid attention to tiny little details. And this time I feel like I got it spot on! I did french seams on the inside, matched my pattern at every seam, and in general, just took my time and avoided the urge to rush through this project! I LOVE how this one turned out.
It was not the easiest sew. This is a slippery chiffon material, making everything a bit of a nightmare. It was difficult to cut out, difficult to iron, difficult to match seams. I wish I could say I only added one pocket because I like that better as a design, but truly, I was just tired of working with this material when it came time to iron and sew on the second pocket. I think I could learn a few life lessons from sewing this shirt! I need to remind myself to slow down….take your time!
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