december is archer appreciation month


Earlier this month Erin had a fabulous idea sparked from some twitter chatter regarding the Grainline Studio Archer pattern. After some collaboration between Erin, Jen, and myself, we’ve dubbed December to be Archer Appreciation Month!

Jen has a reputation for designing and drafting exceptional patterns, and no one does it better than Grainline when it comes to menswear style with a feminine twist. I’ve been wanting to sew the Archer for months and I’ve finally bumped it to the top of my queue for this special event.


Here’s how it works: Anytime during the month of December you can sew and share your version of the Archer pattern. Use any of these graphics in your posts, as well as the social media hashtag, to help spread the word. Upload your photos to the Grainline Flickr Group using the tag #archerappreciation. Jen will be featuring all the Archers sewn for Archer Appreciation Month on her blog in early January to showcase your work!

Jen has a whole series of sew-along posts for Archer already on her blog so you’ll have plenty of help if this is your first time working through the pattern.

If you’ve made an Archer already, but have yet to blog about it, Archer Appreciation Month is the perfect time to do so!

If you don’t yet have the pattern, Jen is having a 20% off pattern sale from now through Monday night.

I hope you’ll sew with us and show your support for one of the best names in independent sewing!


p.s. Congrats to the Generation Q Magazine winners: Doris and Pat! I will be emailing you shortly. Thanks to everyone who entered!

p.p.s. It’s not too late to enter to win a $26 store credit to Vintage4me2!


, , ,

27 Responses to december is archer appreciation month

  1. Helene Goldberg December 8, 2013 at 2:53 pm #

    OK I’m in! I’ve been wanting to make a 2nd Archer, the first was a great practice run, with only a couple of teensy errors (buttonhole on the wrong side of the left cuff!)

  2. Miss Crayola Creepy December 4, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

    Whoo hoo!!!! xo

  3. redknitter December 4, 2013 at 9:06 am #

    What a coincidence! I cut out an Archer last week and wanted to sew it up right away–this will be a little bit of extra motivation!

  4. Kelly November 30, 2013 at 10:28 pm #

    Yay! I have made one Archer previously and the pattern is awesome. I have fabric for 5 more, yikes…hoping to tick off a couple of those in honor of Archer Appreciation Month :) I love all of Jen’s patterns- you’re right, nobody does it better!

  5. Elena Knits November 29, 2013 at 6:51 am #

    You’ve been reading my mind! I bought this pattern yesterday :D

  6. Tilly November 29, 2013 at 2:35 am #

    What a lovely idea!

  7. Kirsty November 28, 2013 at 3:51 am #

    I’m in! I’ve had the pattern for an age but just haven’t go around to it.

  8. the Garment Farmer November 27, 2013 at 10:40 pm #

    yay! I was just thinking this week that I need to get Archer and make a flannel shirt :D Texas got cold suddenly!!

  9. Reana Louise November 27, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

    Done and done! Consider me already Archered. (Seriously. I’m wearing it right now).

  10. Nikki H. November 27, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

    I JUST bought the Archer this morning when I heard about the sale, and I didn’t even know about Archer appreciation month at the time! I have some fabric that I think it would be really good in, I can’t wait to get started!

  11. Aleksandra @ Liveaboard Takes the Suburbs November 27, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

    Good timing! I just bought fabric for the Archer recently and I haven’t made it up yet. :D

  12. Anna November 27, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

    I bought my Archer pattern this morning when I saw the sale announcement – This is a good motivation to get started with it!


  1. Late Archer appreciation: it’s a shirt, it’s a dress, it’s a shirtdress! | Sewing Tidbits - February 26, 2014

    […] anyway, I did not make it on time for the Archer Appreciation month launched by Lucky Lucille and Miss Crayola Creepy back in December (part of my love/hate relationship with sewalongs) but I […]

  2. New Year – New Archer! | not sew simple - January 2, 2014

    […] was Archer Appreciation month – a challenge organised by Lucky Lucille, Miss Crayola Creepy and Grainline Studio to […]

  3. Just Under the Wire / Amy Alan / Really Handmade - December 31, 2013

    […] still got a few hours to post about it here on the West Coast, but I didn’t want to miss Archer Appreciation Month! Jen creates really beautiful patterns, and the Archer button-up is no […]

  4. 25reasons | Grainline Studio Archer Shirt in Marc Jacobs Plaid Voile - December 29, 2013

    […] fabulous blogging event is collaboration brainchild of the fabulous Rochelle of Lucky Lucille, the wonderful Erin from Miss Crayola Creepy, and of course, the inimitable Jen from Grainline […]

  5. 25reasons | Grainline Studio Archer Shirt in Alexander Henry Voile & Liberty Tana Lawn - December 29, 2013

    […] know what I’m talking about? You can read all the details on Rochelle’s blog over at Lucky Lucille. OK. Now that I’d worked through my first Archer, I was ready for a second go at it, and […]

  6. organic cotton archer – 1940s style | Lucky Lucille™ - December 29, 2013

    […] sleep in them) so it was absolutely essential that I make one for myself sooner than later. Thus, Archer Appreciation Month was […]

  7. Archer Appreciation #2: Turtledove Rayon Jacquard | Apricot Adventure - December 27, 2013

    […] had already planned to make two new Archer’s prior to the announcement of Archer Appreciation month, but it was definitely a nice boost to my motivation. At the same time I bought the cranberry plaid […]

  8. custom dyed archer | Lucky Lucille™ - December 18, 2013

    […] decided to tie in Archer Appreciation Month with my next fabric review for Organic Cotton Plus to kill two birds with one stone, so to speak (I […]

  9. Archer Appreciation Month- Sleeveless Addition | sew Amy sew - December 17, 2013

    […] funky little number is my contribution to Lucky Lucille and Miss Crayola Creepy‘s Archer Appreciation Month initiative.I bought this Rowan medium […]

  10. quick tips for assembling pdf patterns | Lucky Lucille™ - December 12, 2013

    […] Archer Appreciation Month, I decided to share a few tips that make it easier to put together print-at-home PDF sewing […]

  11. Perfecting Your Plaid Cutting and Matching / Amy Alan / Really Handmade - December 9, 2013

    […] I am working on a plaid project of my own right now. I found this absolutely amazing double gauze plaid at my one of my favorite Portland fabric stores, Mill End, last year. I didn’t buy any yardage then, and I always regretted letting it go. I was checking out the flannel section about a week ago, and lo and behold, there was the fabric! I put it right in my cart and brought home about 3 yards. I am using it to participate in Archer Appreciation Month! […]

  12. Archer Appreciation Month: Plaid Flannel Archer | Apricot Adventure - December 8, 2013

    […] was so happy to read that December had been deemed “Archer Appreciation Month“! Even though I had already made two Archers previously, I’ve been collecting fabric to […]

  13. the cursed auto buttonholer | Lucky Lucille™ - December 7, 2013

    […] now. I could really use a break from any garment sewing with buttons which is too bad because my next sewing project in queue has a whole lot of them haha! I’m foreseeing an Archer with […]

  14. Appreciating Archer | Red Knits - December 3, 2013

    […] did I know that some bloggers were putting together Archer Appreciation Month! For once I’m right on time! I have to admit, I wasn’t all that excited when this […]

  15. December is Archer Appreciation Month | grainline - December 2, 2013

    […] guys, I have some super exciting news for you. Erin of Miss Crayola Creepy and Rochelle of Lucky Lucille have put together a little challenge called Archer Appreciation Month for December! I was beyond […]

Leave a Reply