It's Christmas day. The thermometer reads 32C. I have been treated to chilled blueberry glühwein, uncle Gary's famous glazed ham, and potato bake with the perfect crisp to cream ratio. I've received gifts, hugs, and a paper crown out of a faulty bon-bon. Packing hasn't progressed past emptying my wardrobe onto the bed then tottering off to get a green tea (digestion aid) and talk to you. Merry Christmas. I hope you have a nice day, and if not I hope it gets better.
Oh, I also have a new shirt.
A little present to me, from me.
My friend Emily gifted me the fabric for my birthday and, with some very creative cutting, I managed to squeeze another Archer shirt out of it (see my first one here). I have no idea if the fabric pattern is really blueberries and apples, but it sounds pretty delicious.
I would have worn it for the photos but to be honest I'm stuffed - metaphorically and literally - and I wanted to post this before I leave in time for Archer Appreciation month. I really do appreciate this pattern, and I really do appreciate you. Merry Christmas / Festivus / Stuff-Yourself-Silly season x
Pattern: Grainline Archer
Fabric: Liberty of London cotton
(sorry I couldn't find it on their site) ETA: It looks like this is 'Apple' from a collection Jamie Oliver participated in. See the full range here (thanks Kristy!)
Notions: 8 buttons
Next Time: I was determined to make a classic shirt, and I'm so glad I did (I admit, I was tempted to add little bits here and there). So next time I'd like to go a little crazy with the details :)