New Pattern Lust: The Archer Button-Up From Grainline Studio


My love for Grainline Studios is no secret and I have every single pattern by Jen Beeman in my “to sew” queue (sadly, I tried to make the Tiny Pocket Tank lately and didn’t pick a good fabric for it…lesson learned for next time).  So when I saw her newly released pattern last night, The Archer Button-Up, it shot waaaay up to the top of my sewing list.


Dig that back ruffle, isn’t it divine?  This could have been just another button-up shirt but the ruffle takes it beyond that and makes it a much more fun addition to your wardrobe than just another closet staple.  Plus, it makes a masculine shirt much more girly, yay for that.

I’d love to make it in a purple or pink plaid (if my plaid-matching skills were up to par, that is) or a Liberty of London cotton lawn.  Yikes, sewing queue, you seem to be growing every day with all of the indie patterns I want to sew…this is truly the Year of the Indie Sewing Pattern for me.

Do you love the new pattern?  What kind of fabric would you use?



  1. February 27, 2013 / 4:30 am

    I have never heard of these patterns before, but that one looks great! I'll have to check out the other designs.

  2. February 27, 2013 / 9:38 am

    That is a neat pattern. I looked at the front, and was thinking, what is so different, but the back, now that is cool!

  3. February 27, 2013 / 10:05 am

    This went straight to the top of my already-too-long list. I'm going to try it in a Liberty lawn too! Can't wait to see yours.

  4. March 6, 2013 / 5:17 pm

    I freakin' LOVE this pattern (like all of Jen's)! I basically live in slouchy boyfriend shirts, so this is the perfect style for me! I have two project deadlines to finish this month, then I'm so making this! What fabric are you planning to use?

  5. May 9, 2013 / 10:49 am

    I love this pattern too. The ruffle is what sold me.

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