Plaid Flannel Grainline Archer (again)

By Debbie Christensen on  •  1 Comment

Welcome back, flannel season! Every fall when our new flannels come in, I can't help myself. I need to make a new flannel shirt. I used to have a shirt in a similar colorway to this navy / evergreen plaid that I loved so much, but the fit and quality were terrible and  it had to go. So I made another Grainline Archer Shirt. You're probably thinking, "Oh wow, like the internet needs another Archer." Yeah, this'll be the last time I blog about it. Unless I try to combine it with the Alder dress... Though I do find it helpful, when I'm Googling a sewing pattern to see how it fits other people and to imagine how it will look on me and what alterations people have made, to see all the versions of it that could possibly exist. So here is my latest Archer. This is a size 2. When this pattern first came out, I didn't love how oversized and boxy it was. But it's really grown on me. I layered a long-sleeved thermal and a sweatshirt under my Archer and I could move comfortably. I've modified the fit over my last few shirts (see the linen one here...

My new favorite dress!

By Nanette Webb on  •  1 Comment

The Rose City Halter Dress pattern by Sew House Seven is the quintessential summer dress: easy and breezy. The design beautifully shows off whatever fabric you choose and can be made dressy or casual.

Rose City Halter Dress in progress