Sunday, 7 September 2014

Navy Archer

Happy Sunday everyone! (or whatever the day of the week it is when you're reading this) I decided that button down shirts were crucial to my travel wardrobe because they can be worn with skirts, dresses, trousers... EVERYTHING. Apart from dresses with sleeves. Hadn't thought that one through. The pattern that I used is of course Grainline Studios Archer button down shirt.
 There was a considerable armhole gape as there was last time but this time I solved it by taking it in at the side seam and tucking the gape-age under the back yoke seam, slip-stitching it in place. I think it worked okay, but I took a little too much out at the side seams making the armhole a little too tight.
The shorts of course are from my two piece floral playsuit, blogged here. The buttons are a contrasting white because I lost the navy buttons I bought and we were leaving in 2 days. Taking it in so much at the top of the side seam makes it quite A-line in shape but that's okay because I only really wear it tucked in or tied at the waist. If I lengthened it it would make a cute summer dress though.
The fabric was a navy valence from the charity shop for 1.50. 50% polyester and 50% cotton, but if feels fine and was okay to wear in the hot weather so that's okay. I still have loads left to do something else with.
Thanks very much for reading and thanks to Dad for taking them in Singapore for me!
Lauren xx

8 comments:

  1. I'm really thinking about getting this pattern now! Love the colour - it suits you very well!

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    1. Thank you! It's such a useful pattern to have. I've made 3 and I want to make a black one now as well

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  2. This looks so good and perfect for the heat of Singapore weather. Navy suits you so well!

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    1. Thanks! Navy is a colour I've been wearing more and more of recently

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  3. It looks great. A nice shirt that can go with just about anything. It's going on my project list. :) Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you! It's so useful for it's versatility.

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  4. Your navy Archer teamed with your floral shorts looks really good, I love the print of your shorts fabric. The navy blue really suits you. You have inspired me to have a go at a sleeveless shirt. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you!! The shorts fabric was an absolute bargain in a charity shop. I really must wear more navy because everyone has been really complimentary! I'm so glad that you're going to have a go at making a shirt.

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