A is for Another Archer And An Aidez

Aidez + Archer

Aidez + Archer

Aidez + Archer

Aidez + Archer

Aidez + Archer

Aidez + Archer

Aidez + Archer
shirt: self-made, pattern here // sweater: self-made, pattern here // leggings: self-made, pattern here // glasses: Bonlook // necklace: Modcloth

Today’s post is a two-for-one!

This sweater is one I made aaages ago and sort of forgot about it. It was pre-dSLR and pre-knowing-anything-about-how-to-photograph, and apparently before I had learned that taking outfit photos in a dark room with the shutters closed isn’t terribly effective. Anyway, you can find all the sweater info in this post. I’ve been thinking of making another one and I’m thinking maybe a dark red.

Next up, my latest Archer! Funny story about this one. I was perusing an online thrift shop and they had a ballerina pink silk button-up top from JCrew that was absolutely gorgeous and I needed it. Except my bank account started crying and then I remembered that I had just inexplicably without a project in mind purchased rayon challis in the perfect color and was also itching to make another Archer.

Let’s just say this one was not nearly as fun as the other ones. I always get distracted by how soft and pretty rayon challis is and forget what a bitch it is to sew with. Let’s just say it’s a damn miracle the shirt got made, and we’ll be rolling up the cuffs on this one. It’s a tiny bit embarrassing. I was able to French seam this one though, and I love that every little seam is neat and hidden.

In other news, last week I decided not to do Christmas knits this year. Yesterday I realized that I came to the same conclusion last year and then was overwhelmed by guilt the week before Christmas and ended up spending a full week knitting nonstop. SO I ended up buying yarn for ten people’s presents to get started early. I may have also bought yarn for three presents for myself. (How did that happen?) I feel so accomplished except that technically I haven’t even started yet. Yikes. Christmas knitting really needs to be started in May.

PS Epic apologies for taking ten years to respond to comments. I absolutely love hearing from you guise and I got totally sidetracked this last week due to life and things. 

PPS I am in a very silly mood today. I think maybe I had too much caffeine..

9 thoughts on “A is for Another Archer And An Aidez”

  1. Both of these are really cute! This makes me want another Aidez sweater, although my first one took me so f*cking long that I’m not sure I’ve got the stamina to start another! I should probably get started on Christmas gifts now, too… hmm…

  2. Super cute! I kind of wish I could knit, but I can crochet! Seems sweaters look better knit than crocheted though, haha. And I love the archer, I need a shirt like that! Once I actually put some use in the patterns I already have, I think I totally need to pick up that one!

  3. Both the sweater and the archer look so great!! I’m about to wrap up the sweater I’ve been working on and I thought I was done with sweaters but you’re making me change my mind. So well done!!

  4. Super shirt! The pink goes really nicely with the cardigan. I really should start making more separates – starting with blouses maybe or shirt. Would you ever do a tutorial on how to do the collar bit? esp that little part where the collar meets the shirt. i always screw that up

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