Chambray Union Archer Popover
Thursday, December 15, 2016
I'm excited to share my finished Archer Popover today! I am so proud of the way this garment turned out.
When Grainline Studio's released the popover variation pack to go with their popular Archer Button Up Shirt pattern, I knew I had to make it. I was never super interested in the original Archer, only because I never wear button up shirts. I always liked seeing the finished garments, but didn't think I'd wear one. The popover version though, was right up my alley!
Instead of buttons going all the way down the front of the shirt, the popover variation features a placket and buttons that only go halfway down. I feel like this makes the shirt feel a bit more casual.
I dove in headfirst with my first one and cut it out of some hoarded Robert Kaufman Chambray Union fabric. It's really soft and the dots are just too sweet.
This shirt took me 8 months to make, start to finish. Almost all of that time was spent procrastinating. There were a lot of steps in making this shirt that I had never done before (inserting a placket, make a collar, etc), so I would work on it a little and then set it aside. I don't know what I was worried about! The instructions were easy to follow, and when I needed extra help, the Archer Sew-Along on the Grainline Studio blog helped fill in the gaps.
It was definitely a labor of love, with all the little pretty details. I'm happy to say that it was all worth it. I've already worn this shirt a ton. It's so comfortable and it looks a little nicer than my usual weekday top. I've been wearing it with the sleeves rolled up.
I already have fabric picked out for another one. Hopefully it won't take me 8 months to make!