Friday, November 28, 2014

Fall Sewing Recap


Back in early September, I laid out some goals for myself for fall sewing between September and Thanksgiving:
  1. Julia Cardigan
  2. Grad school bag
  3. White Archer button-down
  4. Birthday presents for some special ladies in my life
  5. Fall napkins

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

White Archer


Without further ado, here is my white Archer! I've been building up this make for quite a while now, so I'm very pleased to finally blog about it. Since I made and blogged a muslin of this pattern, I don't have as much to say about this make as some of my others. 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Thanksgiving napkins

 

Now that we're officially in Thanksgiving week, I think it's appropriate to unveil my completed Thanksgiving napkins.  Who am I kidding, I just finished these this weekend.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The anatomy of a white button-down

One of my goals for this fall was to make myself a white button-down shirt.  I already have three white button-downs, so why did I think I needed another?  Well, that's a good question.  As I've been working on it, though, I've come to realize how different each of my store-bought shirts are. Before I reveal my own version, I wanted to share my others as a reference point.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Archer wearable muslin


Now that I've been sewing for almost two years, I finally feel comfortable enough to try a button down shirt and jumped on the Archer bandwagon--almost two years after it came out.  The Archer is designed as a casual shirt, described as a "loosely fitting button up shirt."  Why do some people say button down and others say button up?  Somebody should do a study on that...