The Grainline Studio Archer shirt

My latest Minerva Crafts Blogger Network make is the Archer shirt from Grainline Studio.

I love Grainline’s aesthetic – modern classics for everyday casualwear. I’m sure most people have at least one Grainline patterns in their stash!

I’ve made a couple of things from them before – the Linden sweatshirt and the Driftless cardigan – and I loved them!

So countless Lindens later, I’ve moved on to try another of their patterns – the Archer shirt!

I’ve seen tons of cute versions of this shirt on the internet and I knew it would be worth trying out. I’m not 100% sure I’m a shirt wearing person but I figured if there was ever going to be one that I would wear, it would be this!

I chose a drapey polka dot crepe for this project. I thought it would be a classic with a twist!

The shirt came together really easily. I used the “burrito” method to get the yokes in with a clean finish. I love the topstitching over the collar and the button band. It just gives it a really lovely finish.

The only issue I had with this make was when I was pressing it!

It took me a while to figure out what was going on – there was a lot of “have I cut this piece of interfacing really badly?” – but I realised a little later that the crepe was shrinking when I’d overheated the fabric!

Don’t let that put you off using this fabric though! Just put your iron onto the correct setting beforehand!

This fabric worked really well for this shirt. The drape gave it a softer feel which I find is much more wearable than a traditional shirt.

This’ll definitely be a firm favourite!

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