Pattern: Grainline Archer View B
Size Made: 14
Fabric: Checked shirting
This pattern for me is one of those reliable ones.
I have made it about 4 times now and given an unlimited supply of fabric,
I would happily make up a batch of these.
The first time I made this version (with the ruffle back) I caught it on a door handle and ripped the back. I was most annoyed.
Please keep your fingers crossed that the same same doesn't happen to this one.
I didn't add the pockets. I made them initially and put them on. However, the check pattern wouldn't sit anywhere over my chest that didn't look like 'x marks the spot'. I made an executive decision to leave them off.
This is a loose fitting style shirt that layers well and has some pretty details, like the double pleats on the cuff.
My favourite part of this shirt is undoubtedly the bottom covering ruffle. It makes a change from the usual shirt back and with a bit of extra length (for me) will be perfect. I think I might have either grown taller or cut it shorter by mistake because it looks like an extra inch and a half might be beneficial.
I hope you are all doing ok. I have been doing more gardening that sewing during lockdown. A bit of knitting thrown in here and there too, just to give me something to do while I enjoy sitting in my tidy garden! Stay safe everyone, thanks for reading!