Woohoo! It’s officially time for the Grainline Studios Archer Sew-Along here at Sew Maris!
I took a stab at drafting the blog post schedule, so this gives you an idea of where we are headed. I hope to go slowly enough to make sure we handle questions and issues as they arise, and at the same time make sure to actually finish the shirt. Thatâ€™s why weâ€™re all in this, right? We need more awesome shirts in our closets!
ArcherÂ Sew Along Schedule
Day 1: Fabric & Supplies
Day 2: Selecting Your Size & Assembling Your Pattern
Day 3: PossibleÂ Pattern Adjustments (Fit, Collar, Seam Finishes)
Day 4: Cutting & Interfacing
Day 5: Front Plackets (Button Bands)Â & Pockets
Day 6: Back, View A & B
Day 7: Attaching the YokeÂ Burrito-style
Day 8:Â Sleeve Placket: Simple
Day 9: Sleeve Placket: “Men’s” Style Slot Method
Day 10: Inserting Sleeves
DayÂ 11: Assembling Collar & Collar Stand
DayÂ 12: Attaching the Collar Stand
Day 13:Â Cuffs
Day 14:Â Hemming
Day 15:Â Buttons & Buttonholes
I would also just love it if you would post an Archer Sew-Along button on your own blog. Just to shout out how much fun you are having impersonatingÂ a shirt-making geek, you know. 😉 You can grab either the 175×175 size, or the more petite 125×125.
Are you excited about this sew-along? Maybe even a little nervous? Well, truly nothing to worry about. It is only a little bit of fabric. We are going to have fun, and everyone who sticks with it will make a great shirt.
Oh. And one other thing. This is a no whining zone. NO whining about perfection! Making shirts is definitely a â€œhigher levelâ€ of sewing, and the main thing that will improve these skills is practice. If this is your first ever shirt, it might notÂ be perfect, but it is going to be awesome. I have loads of tips, and we all have each other. Be sure to join the Facebook group, shout out any questions or concerns, and breathe. We are going to have a blast!!
Do you have your pattern? If not, you can purchase either a PDF or paper pattern ArcherÂ from Grainline Studios.