I just finished my second Grainline Archer Button up. The first one was my flannel Archer which I finished just one week before jumping right in to my second one. Part of the reason was that I had done all the prep work of assembling the pattern and making the muslin so I wanted to do a second one right away since I had already invested all the time in perfecting my pattern.
This time I didn’t have to match plaids so the cutting went much faster. It probably would have made sense to do this one first but thats not what I did… Even though I had just made this shirt I ran into completely different challenges this time around. For some reason the collar on the flannel shirt went off without a hitch. This time the fabric was more slippery and one side of the collar got twisted when I sewed it and the other side also slide down so the top of the button band was all the way to the seam line. I had to redo both sides but it was a good learning experience.
Also- How pretty is this shirt when the light shines through it? I love it!
I used the same modifications as I did for the flannel. I also flat felled the seams on this one. I didn’t do anything fancy for flat felling the sleeve cap seams this time and it still worked out.
Next time I make an Archer I think I’ll try snaps instead of buttons mostly because I want to try out inserting snaps. There are some pretty good tutorials out there about inserting snaps but I’d still be nervous since about messing up the placement since it is much more difficult to move a snap than to move a button.
Also – iPhoto thought that all of these little dots were faces which I think is HILARIOUS. Maybe I should name them???