Archers Shirt

I have finally got a new computer! My old one was driving me scatty as it would have to think for at least 10 minutes quietly deciding whether to do as I ask…and then crash!! I’ve spent today trying to remember passwords or changing passwords as the password in my little black book isn’t working! Hopefully now I can catch up on blogs I follow as well as a few posts here.

When I spent a few days in the Lakes with Helen we detoured home via Kendal, of course we were visiting Cool Crafting, the home of Luna Lapin and a wonderful fabric shop. Helen is rapidly building up her stash so needed no encouragement from me, we both left with a carrier bag each…

I bought a light sage green cotton in their sale, it’s quilting weight and I thought it would make a nice winter shirt. Not long after our return home I decided to strike while the iron’s hot and make the shirt straight away, rather than adding it to my stash and forgetting about it.

I decided to make another Archers shirt, it’s a pattern from Grainline Studio which I’ve made at least twice before so I knew it fitted me fine.

It’s a lovely pattern, just what I would call a traditional shirt with a two piece collar, a yoke and sleeve plackets. It goes together really well, I’m getting better at the sleeve plackets too!

I’ve already worn it several times, it’s quite a cosy shirt, quilting cotton can be quite structured but this has a nice feel to it. I didn’t even manage a photo shoot before I wore it so here’s a couple of views on Florence, freshly out of the wash and pressed,,,

…and front view…

And I’ve just found some teal fabric in my stash which will be perfect to make a skirt to got with it!

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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11 Responses to Archers Shirt

  1. Melanie Maloney says:

    Lovely shirt Margaret, and I do admire your discipline. I really should make something right away with the fabric I buy, rather than letting it sit there in my stash, getting covered up by more stash. As I always say, I don’t buy too much fabric, I just shop faster than I sew !

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  2. katechiconi says:

    Small world! I’m making a shirt too, but mine’s a whole lot less detailed. Lovely result and I like your fabric very much. I do like a shirt with a bit of structure and a collar…


  3. kathyreeves says:

    I love a traditional shirt, and this one suits you perfectly! The fabric is wonderful.


  4. sandidureice says:

    Beautifully made shirt.


  5. claire93 says:

    very impressed!


  6. tialys says:

    Very nice! It will go beautifully with a teal coloured skirt. I’ve been thinking about making a shirt or two lately because I have been paying quite a bit for some RTW ones I’ve fallen in love with and should make them myself really – if only I could find out where they get their fabric which is soft and crinkly.
    Don’t mention CoolCrafting – I have finally joined the Luna Lapin party and have made two so far with a badger on the way. A new obsession – just as well I don’t live up that way. I must get round to doing a post one of these days.

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  7. anne54 says:

    It’s a lovely shirt, Margaret. The fabric has enough detail to be interesting, without being overwhelming. I have just made a dress from a Grainline pattern ~ the Farrow ~ and I loved how easily it all fitted together. I had recently made a simple robe with a Simplicity pattern and had all sorts of issues with it.

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  8. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Lovely shirt, Margaret! Am eager to see it with the teal you mention – should be a delightful combination. (And congrats on the new computer,too.)

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  9. Amazing shirts! The previous ones and the current! Great fit on the shirts!

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