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

The deets
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 :)


  1. It looks totally amazing! Merry Christmas to you and see you and your lovely creations in the new year x p.s I think the print is apple by Jamie Oliver.

    1. Thanks Kirsty - I just googled it and I think you're right! I'll have to add it to the post :D

  2. What a lovely present indeed! Wishing you a fabulous festive season and looking forward to seeing what you create in 2014!

  3. Merry Christmas to you! I love the new shirt!


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