It’s time for another Sew Maris Sew-Along, don’t you think? That’s right, I am hosting the official Sew Maris Archer Shirt Sew-Along this fall!
In case you don’t know this about me, I am a #shirtmakingninja. My dream is toÂ get everyone in the universe excited about making better-than-RTW-looking shirts. Crisp cotton fabric + a great fitting pattern +Â perfectly executed details = shirt-making heaven! And because I am head-over-heels-in-love with Jen’s amazing Archer pattern, that will be the pattern-of-choiceÂ for my Sew-Along. Duh!
The Sew Maris Archer Shirt Sew-Along will start on October, 6th. That gives you time to buy and assemble the pattern, and maybe even make up a quick muslin if you are concerned about fit. In my opinion, the Archer runs quite true to size, but fit is personal.Â I never discourage anyone from making a muslin.
And please. Don’t start with the negative chatter aboutÂ “I am not good enough to make a shirt”. I do not want to hear it. You.Have.Got.This. I have loads of little tips and tricks, in addition to Jen’s awesome directions, that will guarantee a great-looking shirt at the end of the sew-along. Truly. Besides, how do you expect toÂ improve your sewing skills if youÂ keep making the same simple things forever? Huh? You know I’m right, so just jump off the deepÂ end and let’s do this together. I’ve got your back.
Now, how do you join the fun?
- Join the Sew Maris Archer Shirt Sew-Along FB group (and while you are at it,Â I would LOVE IT if youÂ “Liked” my Sew Maris FB page!!)
- Buy your very own Grainline Archer pattern if you are not yet a lucky owner of said pattern
- Tweet about the fun you are having using the hashtag #SMArcherSA
- It didn’t happen if you don’t Instagram it using the hashtag #SMArcherSA
Blog buttons will be coming your way soon, so you can proudly announce you are IN!
Did I mention Jen has graciously offered to donate a free pattern to one lucky SMArcherSA participant who completes an Archer? Maybe her new Alder shirtdress pattern could be yours!! A chance to learn more about shirt-making, complete a great shirt, AND win a free pattern? JUMP IN!