Archer Week: Buffalo Plaid

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live in this shirt! Probably one of my most worn makes, It's just so warm and comfortable. We've been having oddly warm January weather, Nebraska is kind of known for it being 50 degrees one day and 0 degrees the next. Yay for mid-west living. 
This button up is perfect for this temperature change though. I can wear it under a heavy knit cardigan and my coat when I take Adelle to school in the morning and then by itself in the warm afternoon.
Blue is a great color for any skin tone and with my affinity for anything buffalo check there was no way I was going to pass up on this flannel. My favorite detail however is the collar stand facing which is a cotton shirting. I love the touch of bright next to my face. It goes well with my lipstick don't you think?
 Ignore the rumpled sleeves. I spend most of my day with my face in a coffee cup, I'm not even kidding. I also don't trust people who don't drink coffee. I mean, where do you get all that energy? And why don't you like coffee?
Besides the obvious shortening of the shirt and sleeves that I always have to do I graded the sizing from the smallest size in the shoulders to a 4 after the armhole. This is my first time grading, I never even thought about this idea which now that I know I can do that, I do it to everything!I have no clue why it took me so long to get this technique but it is just one step closer to a custom fitted wardrobe!
 Pattern: Archer, Fabric: Not Available, but black & blue flannel, buttons: shirt buttons
I love the bias back, and I feel I did a damn good job matching up those checks! Grainline Studio has a tutorial on how to get a perfect line up every time. The trick is in the underarm.
Out of all the patterns I have, including Burdastyle magazine patterns, this has to be my most revisited thus far. So This Buffalo plaid flannel is my kick off to what I'm deeming Archer Week. Come back Wednesday to see a different version. Until then, enjoy the nice weather.

4 comments:

  1. thank you! it really is just a great pattern.

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  2. i just went and ordered some large buffalo check to make one.

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  3. The contrast collar stand is an excellent detail!

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