Orange Gingham Archer

Back when I started this blog, one of the first projects I planned to post about was an ArcherJen had just released her button up shirt pattern and I quickly bought it!  She announced she was going to have a sew along, so I waited a day or two for the sew along and then started on my first Archer.  I was a bit impatient, and quickly sewed up my Archer, without waiting for all of the sew along steps.  Saying that I needed the extra advice would be an understatement.  The front button placket was sewn on incorrectly, the collar was wonky, the fit was not great.  It ended up going in the trash after a couple wears.  Orange Gingham Archer
So this time when I started another Archer, I slowly worked through it, making sure I paid attention to tiny little details.  And this time I feel like I got it spot on!  I did french seams on the inside, matched my pattern at every seam, and in general, just took my time and avoided the urge to rush through this project!  I LOVE how this one turned out.  Orange Gingham Button Up
It was not the easiest sew.  This is a slippery chiffon material, making everything a bit of a nightmare.  It was difficult to cut out, difficult to iron, difficult to match seams.  I wish I could say I only added one pocket because I like that better as a design, but truly, I was just tired of working with this material when it came time to iron and sew on the second pocket.    Orange Gingham Button Down Gingham Archer Button Up Orange Gingham Shirt Orange Gingham Tank Gingham Archer I think I could learn a few life lessons from sewing this shirt!  I need to remind myself to slow down….take your time!

  • http://gingermakes.wordpress.com gingermakes

    Really cute! This looks awesome sleeveless!

    • dandeliondrift

      Thanks Ginger! It is going to get lots of wear this summer…it is so hot here!

  • http://faithfamilyandfrugality.blogspot.com/ Carly

    So impressed. It looks amazing. :) Great job!

    • dandeliondrift

      Carly – thanks! I have really been enjoying sewing for myself lately!

  • http://sewmm.blogspot.com Jacinta

    Oh I really like the Archer better sleeveless like yours! Nice pattern matching :)

    • dandeliondrift

      Thank you! It took a little extra time, but I think it was worth it!

  • http://feathersfreckles.blogspot.com Megan

    Your hard work and persistence paid off because this shirt looks darling!

    • dandeliondrift

      Thanks Megan!

  • http://alidamakes.com Alida Lee

    Love this! I think I need one. Thank you for the comment on Alida Makes! I’m now following you on Bloglovin, I hope you’ll follow me too :-)

    • dandeliondrift

      Oh thank you! I already am following you…I love your stuff!

  • http://thisevolvinglife.blogspot.com Inge

    Great job, it looks great!

    • dandeliondrift

      Thank you so much!

  • http://Www.createdblissfully.blogspot.com Corinnea

    It’s gorgeous! Perfect.

    • dandeliondrift

      Thank you! I’ve worn it twice this week already!

  • http://sanaeishida.com Sanae

    Oh, I love this shirt! So summery and easy, and still very stylish! The photos are gorgeous too!

    • dandeliondrift

      Thank you…my husband has been awesome helping me with the photos. He’s a good man!

  • http://www.siestasandsewing.blogspot.com Cindy

    The Archer looks great sleeveless! Love the fabric you chose..perfect for summer!

    • dandeliondrift

      Thanks Cindy!

  • http://girlwithasewingmachine.wordpress.com/ Lala

    cute sleeveless shirt! looks great on you :)

    • dandeliondrift

      Thank you!

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  • http://sewshellysew.wordpress.com Shelly

    I love love love love love this shirt! I actually saw it back when you posted it, but forgot to go back and comment, then a little while later I saw some similar gingham fabric on clearance and of course I bought it so I can make something similar! You look stunning!

    • Teresa

      Aww Shelly, you are sweet! This is one of my most worn items I’ve ever made!!!

  • http://sewcharleston.wordpress.com sewcharleston

    Love this top! I just saw an orange gingham button-up under a navy and white striped blazer and it looked so cute!

    • Teresa

      Thanks! I need to find a blazer I like…maybe I’ll venture into making one!

  • http://simplesimonandco.com Simple Simon and Company

    Love your style…your pattern choices and fabric choices are always so great.

    • Teresa

      You are so sweet…thank you!

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