I feel rather embarrassed that I haven’t posted since before I attended The Craft Sessions – over two months ago! I’d fully intended to write all about it immediately after the weekend, to share with you just how amazing it was. But I want to share my Grainline Studio Archer shirts I’ve made first, before December is gone. It’s already the 30th! Nothing like leaving it to the very last minute!!! Anyway, I’ve started a whole “nother” post about the Craft Sessions, and I promise I’ll get to it in the next couple of days and share with you just how ridiculously good that weekend was, but for now, I’m so excited to blog about this…
This fabulous blogging event is collaboration brainchild of the fabulous Rochelle of Lucky Lucille, the wonderful Erin from Miss Crayola Creepy, and of course, the inimitable Jen from Grainline Studio. I had decided way back when I’d first seen the Archer that I’d sew myself up a few gazillion of them. I have always loved a good button-down shirt, and for some reason, the past few
years decades have not seen many – if any at all – in my wardrobe. So, pretty much as soon as I’d returned from The Craft Sessions, where I’d restored my sewing confidence enough to fire up my brand new Husqvarna Opal 670 and, with my foot firmly planted on that pedal, I floored it, sewing my first shirt in, like I said, decades! I can’t tell you how happy I was, finally, to be sewing again.
My darling daughter Sarah had brought home some fabric from Mood that I just had to have, including a superbly light-as-air Marc Jacobs voile. This became my first Archer shirt, a very “wearable toile”.
Tomorrow I’ll post about my second Archer, one I adore wearing, one I’m quite proud of.