teal checked archer shirt

teal checked archer shirt

Every so often I get bit by the selfish sewing bug. It’s happened again, guys!

When I was visiting Kristin, she let me try on her Archer shirt (we’re about the same size) to check the fit in case I wanted to sew one up.

She did the same with my weekend getaway blouse last October, lol.

It was SOO nice to be able to know that this one would fit too-no final yikes-is-this-going-to-fit moment after sewing it all together!

This shirt will always remind me of my trip to Portland for that reason, and also because I got the fabric for it there…at this crazy amazing place called Mill End.

It’s a cotton voile that is soo scrumptious. K used it in E’s vintage may skirt actually, but in black! I wish I’d bought more of the colors they had. It is lovely stuff and very easy to sew with and wear.

teal checked archer shirt

I made a size 8, straight up…it fits so great…just enough fit to not feel frumpy but not too baggy. The sewing process was really fun! i’d never sewn with a grainline pattern before but they are top notch.

I did find the sew along on the grainline blog very helpful, much more detailed instructions there than in the pattern.

teal checked archer shirt

I ended up leaving off the buttons at the top collar and on the cuffs, since well..that’s how many buttons I had on hand that matched, and I really really wanted to finish it up that night! lol.

Plus I always roll my long sleeves up so I knew I literally would never button the cuffs closed.

teal checked archer shirt

It was a pleasure to sew up and I already have plans for another!


  1. this looks perfect on you! love that mint color- very CINO! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Alright you and Kristin have convinced me I need this pattern. Haha. Love both of your versions!

  3. Roseline says

    Cute shirt! Good for you for sewing something for yourself. I find that I sew 5 things for my girls to every 1 thing I sew for myself! Need to change that.

  4. love it, Jess! I’m going to be in P-Town this weekend…will have the visit Mill End to grab some of that voile!

  5. So cute. Great job!

  6. I love it — the color, the checks, everything! I wear a lot of button-ups, but I’m not sure I have the patience to make one for myself. They have everything I hate sewing — sleeves, collar, buttons. LOL. I made button-up shirts for my young niece and nephew, and I’m not sure I want to repeat the process. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. That is some cute fabric! This looks really good on you too. =)

  8. YEAH! man when you put your mind to something, you get after it! love it and if you’re anything like me, this thing will be in HEAVY rotation. i’ve gotta get back to mill end for another color of this to copy you now. let’s just ping pong back and forth copying each other on various adult sewing endeavors, eh? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • yes, let’s. ha! And I’ve worn it at least once a week since I made it! I need to cut one out of that floral I got, can’t wait!

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