• 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 […]

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  • 2016 in Review: Pattern Variations

    There are hundreds of pattern variation tutorials that we would love to post! There is so much potential for each pattern. We love doing pattern variations because so many ideas come from you! It’s really fun to brainstorm with our community. In 2016 we came up with several. We only wish we could have done […]

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  • Camp Workroom Social Recap

    A few weeks ago I spent the weekend in the Catskills teaching an amazing group of ladies how to sew the Archer at Camp Workroom Social. I don’t have many photos because I was too busy having an amazing time to stop and snap many, but it was such a great experience. Luckily we have this […]

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  • Fall Style Inspiration – Sarah

    I can’t wait for the leaves to start changing, because when they do it means it’s time for my favorite outfits to come out! They were packed up under my bed all summer and now it’s time for them to emerge. This year I am going to be making many many new handmade items to pair […]

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  • Archer Pleated Popover Variation Tutorial

    Back when we introduced the Archer Popover Variation Pack we had a lot of people interested in a tutorial on how to put a pleat at the bottom of the center front placket. Today we’re going to show you how to do just that! You’ll need to make a few alterations to your pattern to begin […]

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  • Design Details: Graphic Line Drawing

    I’ve been keeping a board on Pinterest called Design Details for a while now, just pinning anything that I found interesting. The other day while cleaning up my boards I noticed I had quite a collection of garments with these embroidered line drawing details on them. They remind me of a more subdued sartorial version […]

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  • Archer Popover Inspiration & Fabric Suggestions

    Now that our Archer Popover Pattern is out, we thought it would be fun to share some inspiration along with fabric swatches to make the look. All of the popover images are pulled from our Archer Inspiration board on Pinterest. one | two Plaid is always a classic with button ups and popovers but you can […]

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  • Archer Popover Pattern Release

     After years of emails, comments, etc. we’re super excited to announce that we now have a Popover Pattern add-on available for the Archer Shirt! This pattern addition will allow you to easily convert your existing Archer pattern into a popover with a center font placket and matching sleeve plackets. We’ve included new pattern pieces for the […]

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  • Sew & Tell | Lauren of LladyBird

    Lauren made this super cozy and cute Archer Button Up shirt. We love it! It’s perfect for these blustery February days. Name  Lauren Where can we find you online?  LladyBird Link to your post about this project   LladyBird Which pattern did you use?  Archer Button Up Shirt What type of fabric or other materials did you […]

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  • Color Block Your Archer!

    So many of you guys requested a tutorial for the color blocked Archer that showed up on the blog last week as part of our announcement that the Archer pattern was back in stock, so we hopped on it and have one for you today! For this variation you’ll need the Archer pattern and 2 […]

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  • Archer Back in Stock

    Hey there everyone. We are really excited because the Archer Button Up Shirt is BACK in stock! We know you have been waiting anxiously. It’s the new year and an awesome time to try some new things and challenge ourselves. We all have those projects that we want to tackle, but never get around to […]

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  • Merry Everything! Grainline’s Holiday Gift Guide

    ‘Tis the season, whatever your celebration may be, to enjoy the company of family and friends, eat warm, delicious meals, and give. For those of you who exchange gifts, it can start to feel very overwhelming, there can be serious pressure to find or in our case make the perfect gift. When it comes to […]

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  • Kendra’s Silk Archer

    Pattern: Archer Button Up Shirt Fabric: Silk Chiffon & Crepe De Chine Mods: Changed the armhole shape I’m in the process of drawing up my fall ‘15 wardrobe plans and it has me looking at what I already have, what I really need, and what I really want. I have fabric yardage and swatches coming in the mail, […]

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  • Sewn: Black + White Sleeved Alder

    Pattern: Alder Shirtdress View A with sleeves from the Archer Button Up Pattern Tutorial: Archer + Alder Variation Fabric: Carolina Gingham 1″ from Robert Kaufman Shoes: Rachel Comey Penpals (cause someone always asks about the shoes) I posted the tutorial on this dress last Friday but since the weather has been a bit rainy here […]

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  • Archer + Alder Variation

    Today I have for you the long awaited Archer + Alder variation! I was hoping to get some photos of it on but the weather here in Chicago has not been cooperating at all so here we have it on a form in the studio. Modeled photos to come but for now, click below to […]

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