Our Archer Pattern Testers
Here at Grainline, we follow a very thorough, multi-step process when we release a pattern. We develop our custom blocks and create, test, and refine our grading for each block before fitting with live fit models in house to ensure that our sizing and grading fits properly across all sizes. Then we use professional tech and copy editors to make sure our patterns and instructions are correct and clear, and we work with members of the community to test each and every size of each pattern we release. Our goal is to create patterns of the highest quality to make sewing easy and fun for you!
Pattern testing with our community team is one of our favorite parts of developing a new pattern. For each pattern, we set up a Slack channel so we can geek out together about construction, fit, other sewing projects we’re working on, etc., and it’s truly a joy to sew together. We love to see the pattern come to life in the hands of our skilled testers, and with that in mind, we’d love to share some of our testers’ finished Archer Button Ups today!
Helena used a classic plaid flannel to make Archer View A
Cara went with a plaid cotton and used View B with the gathered back
Ingrid used a classic white linen for her Archer View A, look at that beautiful linen crinkle!
Shelley's Archer View A fabric is a twist on a classic striped cotton shirting. We love the combo of the flowers in the fabric with the floral buttons!
Jess went with a cotton Ikat for her Archer View A and used the stripe direction to great effect.
The beautiful butterfly print lawn Lauren used pairs perfectly with the gathered back of Archer View B.
Christina got creative by using two matching fabrics for her Archer View A. We especially love the inset fabric strip at the yoke!
Thank you again to all our amazing pattern testers! Be sure to check out their linked instagram accounts to see more amazing makes.
Please note that while we do test every size, it's not a requirement of our testers that they share their finished garments publicly. This is why you're only seeing 7 of the 10 testers today. Because we value their feedback and it is integral to our process, all of our pattern testers are compensated for their work.