“Picture yourself on a boat on the river with tangerine trees and marmalade skies…”

I finished my shirt and it’s giving off some strong Sgt. Pepper’s Business Lady Club Band vibes. I love how it turned out and I love how it was a distraction for a while–the world may be tumbling around our ears but this let meĀ focus on getting topstitching really precise instead of that fact.


  • Grainline Studio “Archer” shirt pattern with self-drafted tower sleeve vents
  • Liberty of London Tana Lawn, “Land of Dreams” print
  • Construction notes: I used tips from this book throughout, like underlining the yoke with muslin so the print didn’t show through and a different order for attaching the collar stand.
  • Beatles albums listened to while finishing: Sgt. Pepper, Abbey Road, Magical Mystery Tour.