Archers & Wenona’s : Getting Shirty

Been getting shirty…in a good way!

Archer Red Spot


 Archer Flower Power


Wenona White


Wenona Red


 Both of these patterns are now TNT’s for me.

The Archer (by Grainline Studio in case you are totally new to the sewing blogosphere) is a looser fit, with slightly oversize shoulders, which suits me fine cos I have narrow shoulders and a bust…the wider shoulder on this shirt balances this out, I think.  I played around with collar size on the Red Dots version. If you look closely, the collar and stand are bigger; I sewed them with a 1/4 seam allowance. I thought the larger collar would work with the large red dots. Unfortunately, the Red Spot rayon hasn’t worn well…so this one won’t be in circulation much longer.

The Wenona by Named Patterns is a closer fit but still comfy. I love the centre sleeve piece, running from neck to cuff.  I like a softer fabric for the pleated front panel. I plan to try it with some slinkier fabrics. The collars on both seem to curl up at the tips? I’ll investigate using some firmer interfacing.  I used the sew-in interfacing I usually use (Shapewell) – haven’t had this happen til now.

Winona - White 2

 I love the little point at the back of the collar.  A fun detail!



I have a Papercut Patterns ‘Meissa’ blouse in progress …and I’m prepping Sewaholic’s new Granville Shirt.
Will be getting shirty for some time yet!