Grainline Archer Sew-Along: Back View B

I am not sure how many of you are making up View B of the Archer, but I thought it might be fun to make one to wear over leggings or slim pants. I lengthened the shirt fronts and upper back by 2 inches so it will be a bit more tunic-y length, which I think will be pretty cute. Even on an old lady. ūüėČ

This back is super fast and easy to put together. And I found pretty much the quintessential Seattle fabric, amiright? Yay for fish fabric!!

Grainline Archer Sew-Along by Sew Maris

Run 2 rows of gathering stitches along the upper edge only between the notches of the lower back¬†(depending on your pattern version, this should be pattern piece # 6 or #8). One row should be about 1/4 – 3/8 inch from the edge, and the second should be about 5/8-3/4 ” from the edge. Can you see that gathering along the upper edge? I should have helped you out by using red or blue thread to stand out a little more, but I was too lazy to change my thread. Sorry!

Grainline Archer Sew-Along by Sew Maris

Pin the lower back section to the upper back, matching notches and center back, and stitch using a 1/2″ SA, which should end up between the 2 rows of gathering stitches.

Grainline Archer Sew-Along by Sew Maris

Finish the seam allowance using any method you would like; I serged the edge with a 3-thread overlock.

That’s it for the unique-ness of View B. Hardly gets any easier than that, eh? Go ahead and attach the¬†yokes as described¬†in the¬†View A Back¬†post, and keep sailing along with the remaining Archer construction. Great progress!

Happy sewing!



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