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. That’s why we’re all in this, right? We need more awesome shirts in our closets!
Archer Sew Along Schedule
Day 1: Fabric & Supplies
Day 2: Selecting Your Size & Assembling Your Pattern
Day 3: Possible Pattern Adjustments (Fit, Collar, Seam Finishes)
Day 4: Cutting & Interfacing
Day 5: Front Plackets (Button Bands) & Pockets
Day 6: Back, View A & B
Day 7: Attaching the Yoke Burrito-style
Day 8: Sleeve Placket: Simple
Day 9: Sleeve Placket: “Men’s” Style Slot Method
Day 10: Inserting Sleeves
Day 11: Assembling Collar & Collar Stand
Day 12: Attaching the Collar Stand
Day 13: Cuffs
Day 14: Hemming
Day 15: 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 impersonating 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 “higher level” of sewing, and the main thing that will improve these skills is practice. If this is your first ever shirt, it might not 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 Archer from Grainline Studios.