Sew and Tell | Morna
Are all of us up here in the north tired of wearing long sleeves and layering up? I certainly am. This Archer Button Up that Morna made has me re-excited about winter! Which is a very good thing because we still have months to go. I’m loving the chambray, the collar and most of all the hidden button placket! I am going to make this version in white raw silk. It’s going to be so posh! Read on to find out more about her project!
What type of fabric or other materials did you use? Lightweight denim from Blackbird fabrics (online). Buttons from King Textiles (Toronto).
Tell us about your project! Sure, this was my third archer. The two sleeveless versions I made back in the summer got a lot of wear so I wanted to make one for my winter wardrobe. I saw this fabric at Blackbird fabrics and thought a denim archer would be a perfect.
The main alteration I made was adding a hidden button placket. I gravitate towards subtle details so hidden buttons really appeal to me. I'd made a sleeveless version with a hidden button placket. However, I noticed that sometimes depending on how I was sitting, the placket would open up and expose the buttons. So for this iteration, I added horizontal bar tacks spaced between buttons to hold the placket together and closed. The bar tacks really work!
The other alteration was adding to the collar so it extends closer to the center. It was really just a 'let's see what this looks like' kind-of-experiment. I'm really happy with how it turned out! As far as putting it together, I followed the sew along. I probably wouldn't have ventured into shirt making had it not been for such friendly looking instructions. Thanks for making such a great pattern, Jen! I've learned so much from this blog.