Dotted Chambray Shirt

The Archer‘s back for it’s second (of what’s sure to be many) appearances! I made this version short-sleeved (because Texas, summer) and I left off the pockets. Otherwise my last version was pretty perfect fit-wise, so the only change I made to this shirt was to shorten it by about an inch.

The fabric is Robert Kaufman dot chambray in indigo from Hawthorne Threads. I’d had my eye on this fabric for months and I’m so glad I finally bought it. It’s soft, lightweight, high-quality, and looks even better in person.

Looking around for inspiration, I realized I wasn’t the first person to make an Archer from this material. Laney from Katy & Laney and Emily from Seymour both made versions last summer! Great minds think alike, right?

I love the collar on this pattern – it’s the perfect size! And Jen’s video tutorial on attaching the collar stand correctly was so helpful. I’ve always struggled with that with that step because I didn’t know about the weird little trick you had to do. I’m still not exactly sure what happens, but it definitely works!

Is it bad that I’m already planning my next Archer? There’s this pinstripe shirting at Jo-Ann’s that I  know would just be perfect…

<3 Lindsay