Okay, so I totally made this last fall. I was beyond the point of buttoning it up around my waist, however, so I never photographed or blogged it. It's perfect for an Independence Day weekend post though since it's so patriotic! Woot! No way would I have actually worn this for more than 4.3 minutes yesterday since it's REALLY EFFING HOT here in Portland (seriously, whuuuuut? We totally moved here for the ?cool? summers!), but I wanted to give you something sewing-related to look at for the 4th. And here it is.
This isn't my first Grainline Archer, and it won't be the last. (I already have fabric in my stash for several more this fall.) You can see my western-style denim one here and my navy gingham one here. Like I've said multiple times before, I really love this pattern and pretty much anything Jen designs. The fit is great. The drafting is great. The instructions are great. The sew-alongs are great.
I made this one in a 6 instead of my usual 4 since the smaller ones tug across my chest when I'm in nursing mode. Plus, I like a more relaxed fit for some of my button-down shirts. My postpartum measurements as photographed are about
36-30-38 38-32-40. The shirt is tighter than it looks. And I think I totally lied about my measurements in my last post. ;)
The only thing I don't like about this shirt is that I used white thread instead of cream. The lighting in my studio is awful, and since I sew mostly at night, I make mistakes matching thread sometimes. I didn't notice it until I got into the light of day. Oh well; I still love it and will wear it proudly. Fabric was purchased at Fabric Depot here in Portland at their Black Friday sale last fall.
Do you guys have big sewing plans for the weekend? Have fun! xoxo