So here we are! I'm pretending to be a hunter. With a crossbow. I've wanted to make a shirt for a while now but I honestly don't wear them that much, being a true dresses girl... However, the Archer pattern by Grainline kept calling my name and in a lightbulb moment I just shouted 'I know! I'll lengthen it and wear it as a dress! This way I'll learn all these neat techniques and still end up with something I like!'
So that's what happened. No trickery, I just slashed all the necessary pattern pieces and added some length. Can I applaud my timing as well? December just happens to be Archer appreciation month, woohoo!
|Yes, you sure frighten monsters.|
I'm wearing this shirt with a tank top underneath, and this was pretty toasty already. I think I'll be fine if I add some thermals (sexy!) and wool socks in my boots.
I made a straight size 12 and it fits perfectly in the bust area, but I think I'll size down everywhere else if I make another one. The shoulders are a bit wide on me (which is a common problem) and the sleeves are a bit too long. All the rest is perfectly ok!
Sewing this was surprisingly easy. There is some wonky topstitching here and there, but Jen's excellent sewalong posts and this collar tutorial made for a sewing session with very little glitches. I'm quite proud of the finish as well: all seams are concealed or flat-felled, not a raw edge in sight!
Wait, what's that?
Aw hell no!
"No... Not the chin thing..."
I made a few small changes so
Now, what else? Oh, yes, the ghost. Better do something about that.
I'd be a terrible hunter.
(And someone should probably take Photoshop away from me)