• 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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  • Alder Sew Along: Alder as a Shirt

    Today I wanted to show you guys how easy it is to turn the Alder Shirtdress into an Alder Shirt! I’m showing View B here but you can do the same thing with view A for a more classic sleeveless button up. Start by deciding how long you want the shirt to be. If you’ve […]

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  • Finished Garment | Chambray Archer

    Remember that Archer Sew Along where I showed you how to make your very own shirt but then never showed mine? Here it is complete with semi-drunken looking facial expressions! Yay! I really need to work on that part of this whole photography process. Anyway, if you can look past those, the shirt is pretty […]

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  • Alternate Archer Pocket

    Sorry this took so long guys, it’s been a wild and crazy week. I turned 31 on Saturday and ooh boy it was an odd feeling. Anyway, I’m back and ready to show you how to make the pocket I used on my Sleeveless Archer. In order to make this pocket the way I did […]

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  • A Liberty Lawn Archer

    While adding things to my Kollabora profile this weekend I realized that I never posted this Liberty Lawn Archer I made over the winter. Oops! I actually have a pretty huge backlog of finished garments I need to post that haven’t even been photographed but we’ll deal with that later. Anyway…this Archer was made with […]

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  • Archer Variation No. 1

    I’m so excited to share the first Archer Button Up Shirt variation – sleeveless! I’ve been planning these variations for so long it feels great to get them done and wear them. We went over to the Beacon Hill Park in Victoria, BC to take some photos next to the giant rhododendron bushes growing there. […]

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  • Archer Sew Along | Day 6 | Assembling the Back Views A and B

    Alright, it’s time to prepare our backs, you guys all ready? We’ll do View A first because there isn’t much to this one. Pleat the two notches in to CB and baste across the pleat to secure. That’s it! Unfortunately I lost the photo of the basted pleat in the Great Computer Fiasco of 2013 […]

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  • Archer Sew Along | Day 3 | Selecting and Applying Interfacing

    Today we’re going to talk about interfacing your Archer shirt, mostly about selecting your interfacing since the actual fusing / insertion is pretty straightforward. I talked a little about choosing a fusible in this post¬†here, but basically you want to select one with a weight similar to that of your self fabric. I know a […]

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  • A Few Finished Archers & Sew Along Update

    [clockwise from top right // True Bias // One Little Minute // Handmade by Heather B // Four Square Walls] I’ve been seeing a few early Archers showing up around the internet and I wanted to do a mini-share on them to get you pumped up for the Archer Sew Along! These ladies are all […]

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  • A Green Silk Crepe de Chine Archer

    Have you guys ever worn anything made from washed silk crepe de chine? It feels like pajamas but you look like you dressed up, I highly recommend it. I love the versatility of this pattern, I think it looks just as good in silk as it does in plaid flannel cotton, which is very exciting […]

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  • A Plaid Flannel Archer

    [all photos by Julia Stotz] Welp, first up on the Archer Show & Tell Show is this plaid flannel version. If you know me in real life, you know I’m usually found wearing one of two things – a red plaid flannel button up shirt or a ratty grey zip up hoodie and if you’re […]

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  • Archer Sew Along Announcement

    Okay so it’s official guys, the Archer Sew Along will commence on Monday March 18! During this sew along I’ll be walking you through each step in detail with photos and possibly a video on that pesky collar insertion, so if you’ve been feeling nervous about sewing a button up shirt, have no fear, I’ve […]

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  • Archer Button Up Shirt | 11004

    It’s FINALLY here, the Archer Button Up Shirt pattern! I’m so excited, I’ve been dreaming of the perfect boyfriend style button up shirt for a while now. They’re popping up everywhere from the French brand Equipment to Madewell to J.Crew and everywhere in between but I’m not gonna lie, this version is my favorite. Not […]

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  • Stop Motion Shirt Reconstruction

    Well I’ve been down and out with a solid week of food poisoning so I don’t have a finished cloud dress to show you today but instead I wanted to share this super awesome video made by my intern Maggie. I was pretty much in disbelief when she showed this to me for the first […]

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  • Navy Lace Tee

    I had originally planned to sew this top as part of my Autumn Wardrobe but obviously I’m a bit late on that. This was the original plan for the top all those months ago when I bought the fabric but I just never had time to make it until now. The funny thing is that […]

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