His Loss Is My Win


As 2016 is wrapping up I'm realizing that there are a whole heck of a lot of things that I never got around to blogging about, mostly because I made them for me and often can't muster up the energy to take pictures.  And when I do muster up the energy, it's at the end of the day and my clothes are sort of a wrinkly mess.

Like this Archer, for example.

Yes, yes, I made yet another Archer (number 5 if you're keeping count), although I finally got around to lengthening the body which is a pretty small modification, but it definitely makes it more wearable.

The fabric is a Japanese cotton lawn that I bought several months ago at Drygoods Design, but it looks like it's now sold out.  I originally bought the fabric to make a shirt for Ben since he's been complaining that I sew for everybody but him, but the stripe is slightly uneven and variegated and the fabric is a bit crinkly and when I brought it home all he could say was "it hurts my eyes!"  I tried to explain that if he was the one wearing the shirt, he would actually be the only one who wouldn't have to look at it (kind of like the guy who ate at the Eiffel Tower everyday so he wouldn't have to see it) but he wasn't buying my superior logic.  Fortunately, his rejection of my fabric wasn't an issue because it just meant that I got to use it for my own evil purposes.

Some might even accuse me of purposely buying a fabric that Ben hates so that I could ultimately use it all for me.

But, of course, they would be wrong.


  1. Haha! I'm making a secret Christmas project for my spouse and I absolutely dream about stealing the fabric. It's warm and soft and maybe he wouldn't even appreciate it. Because it's a secret he wouldn't even know. . .
    That shirt looks great. I think of the Archer as being a bit loose fit my taste but yours looks like the right combination of tailored and relaxed.
    I have up so much profanity for my kid. So she only says damn. That's fine, right? Lol

  2. And now poor Ben has to look at it on his wife!! What gorgeous fabric, I think he made a critical error here ... but it looks fantastic on you. I love the extra length on you. My Archers have turned out very long but I was starting from a much larger size due to my bust measurement.

  3. Your logic was flawless. Great shirt and I quite like the fabric.

  4. Ooh, I love it in the stripes! Thanks for sharing. I've made a few (well, 9, actually, not all for me) Archers, but luckily I am short so the length is not an issue!


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