Believe it or not, I've made 3, almost 4 new things since my last post. It's been all the planning, layout, cutting, etc that has taken up most of the time. Sometimes it takes me awhile to pair up a pattern with fabric either from my stash, or a new purchase. I get into my dreaming mode and I will fall asleep trying to pair up designs to fabrics. The actual sewing of the garment is, to me, the quickest part...although there are exceptions.
Exception No. 1 is my first attempt at the Archer shirt by Grainline Studio. Now I loved the Scout tee and I've made quite a few but that's an easy-peasy pattern compared to the Archer. The Archer is a big leap from the Scout - lots more pattern pieces, collar, buttonholes, etc but one must stretch in order to build more skills and broaden one's sewing spectrum.
At first, I scratched my head over some of the instructions. The online sewalong posts helped. I made lots of mistakes (lots of ripping out), all part of learning, and in the end, voila, a shirt!
In the end, I love the Archer! Of course I would, I love Jen's stuff! I do want to try the Alder before the year is out!
I'll be back soon with more pieces to show. I'll leave you with the last of our roses.