Archer Button Up by Grainline Studio

A button up shirt with a collar, yoke, back pleat, and cuffed sleeves.

Pattern: Archer Button Up
Designer: Grainline Studio
Categories: Blouses, Collared, Long-Sleeved Shirt, Button-up
Difficulty: Intermediate
Recommended Fabrics: Chambray, Chiffon, Crêpe de Chine, Flannel, Shirting
required fabric: 21/8 to 27/8 yards
Sizes: 0 - 18
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The Archer Button Up sewing pattern by Grainline Studio is a relaxed shirt perfect for the intermediate sewist. This blouse is a classic button down design, featuring a yoke and collar for a professional look. The long sleeves have straight cuffs that button. Sew your Archer in a cozy flannel fabric and layer it under jackets and sweaters.

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Letter (8.5in x 11in) or A4 (21cm x 29.7cm)
Number of Files Included: 5
Total Number of Pages: 46
Copy Shop Version Included: Yes
Pattern uses layers to select size: No

Pattern Size Chart (inches)

Bust32333435363738 1/2404244
Waist25262728293031 1/2333537
Hip35363738394041 1/2434547

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Bust35363738394041 1/2434547
Waist34 1/235 1/236 1/237 1/238 1/239 1/24142 1/244 1/246 1/2
Hip37 1/238 1/239 1/240 1/241 1/242 1/24445 1/247 1/249 1/2

Fabric Required (yards)

View A (45" Wide)2 1/22 1/22 1/22 1/22 1/22 1/22 3/42 3/42 3/42 3/4
View A (54" Wide)2 1/82 1/82 1/82 1/82 1/82 1/82 1/42 1/42 1/42 1/4
View B (45" Wide)2 5/82 5/82 5/82 5/82 5/82 5/82 7/82 7/82 7/82 7/8
View B (54" Wide)2 1/82 1/82 1/82 1/82 1/82 1/82 1/42 1/42 1/42 1/4

Recommended Fabrics

  • Chambray
  • Chiffon
  • Crêpe de Chine
  • Flannel
  • Shirting

Required Sewing Techniques

Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape
  • Fabric Scissors

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat
  • Seam Gauge
  • Tailor's Chalk

Required Supplies

  • Buttons
  • Interfacing
  • Thread
  • Universal Needle

Additional Notes

This pattern (both paper and digital formats) includes all pattern pieces and instructions with illustrations.

The sleeves tend to be a bit long and the the circumference around the wrist is quite large on me. But I adjust this accordingly with no problems :)

As stated above. I am a huge Archer fan. To date, I have completed seven- some of those were for my daughters :)

Any problems with the instruction, assembly etc were I'm sure a result of my lack of experience. Despite that it all came together in the end.

Graded from size 8-10. Gave it a 3 for ease of pattern assembly because the collar and placket are a bit complicated. There are great tutorials on the Grainline blog for both though!

This pattern is fantastic. It's exactly what you want in a classic button up shirt. I've made 4 and I'm not stopping there!

This is a casual and roomy shirt - I would probably reduce a bit of volume from the sleeves and cuffs if I made it again, but otherwise it's great! Great instructions to walk you through all the tricky bits (like the collar).

There are online tutorials that are super helpful. Directions are very easy to follow.

I love everything about this pattern, the instructions are perfect, the fit is spot on, the hack potential is massive. Plus you can mix the Archer and Alder and create a fantastic button up long sleeved dress.

The arms were much too long for me and the cuffs are quite loose. Size down for a non-oversized look.

Overall I really like the final look of this shirt. I like the relaxed fit. The garment finish measurements were pretty accurate. It's definitely worth it's intermediate difficulty rating. I had some trouble figuring out how to do the cuff and plackets.

I really like this pattern. Such great details and I loved the sew along as well.

This pattern is super great, but it is the first time you are sewing the shirt and you are following the sew-along on Grainline Studio blog, make sure you are following the steps in the Instruction Booklet, because sew-along has errors.

Such a great pattern - if you haven't made this yet get on it!

This shirt is very boxy- I would've like it better if there was more shape to it. It looks like a men's shirt on me!