Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Academic Archer

I started my new job on Monday! I have made the move back into academia and I am so pleased. I don't think policy and research for the government was the best fit for me, so I am extremely happy to be doing research regarding sexual violence for a university again. I'm also really chuffed as the two academics I'm working for are AMAZING. Their work is incredible, and to make things even better they are really lovely women. They also each have a 2 year old, so they understand that I can't stay until late every day and occasionally I may need to leave due to my babe.

To celebrate my new job, I sewed myself another Liberty Archer shirt and a new pair of Colette Clover pants.


I didn't change much from the last time I sewed this Archer. The only change was to shorten the sleeves by 3cm. Much better!


I made it in the Edenham Liberty print, purchased from Shaukat. I really do think Liberty lawn is ideal for the Archer. It makes it incredibly easy to sew - which, to me, is a good thing as I still find sewing a collared shirt a bit intimidating.


The pants.... the weirdest thing happened with these pants. A while back I did the pants fitting class at Tessuti. I used the Clover pattern as my pants to be fitted. So I used the modified pattern to sew these, and THEY DIDN'T FIT. They were far too big and way too short. Weird huh. And annoying as  I used really nice fabric from Tessuti to sew them. I had to order some other fabric for this pair (also from Tessuti), and I used my old pattern that I had modified myself. They fit just fine.


So... I'm kinda pleased with myself with this outfit - can ya tell??

Yay for academic jobs where I don't have to wear corporate anymore!

Pattern(s): Grainline's Archer Shirt and Colette Patterns' Clover Pants.
Fabric: 2.5m Liberty Edenham from Shaukat and 1.7m stretch black cotton from Tessuti.
Notions: 9 buttons, interfacing, 7" invisible zipper.
Size: 8 for the shirt, 6 (with a fair bit taken out to make them more snug) for the pants.
Alterations: Shirt: made sleeves 3cm shorter. Pants: have no idea - would have to look up post from when I first made them!

21 comments:

  1. Very nice outfit for starting a new job. Good luck!

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  2. Congrats on the new job and fab outfit :)

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  3. Man, I gotta make me one of them Archers. Nice pants too, and congrats on the job!

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    1. Thanks, and you definitely should make one!

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  4. Congratulations on your new job - which Uni will you be working at? And the shirt is lovely on you. One day I'll be brave enough to tackle a collar!

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    1. Thank you! I'm at RMIT working on an ARC Discovery grant. Go for the collar - you'll be fine!

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  5. You look very dapper!
    And I want to fondle your fabric.... That sounds so filth.
    But I don't take it back.
    Love the pants too. Is that cotton spandex? so comfy...
    Glad the job is going well! sounds like you have some interesting work to get into!

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    1. Why thank you. And you can er fondle my fabric any time.....

      Yep, cotton spandex. Kinda like a sateen. Very comfy but seriously bagged out by the end of the day.

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  6. Congratulations on the new job - love your new outfit too.

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  7. Lovely work dear and congratulations on the new job with new, nice bosses.

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    1. Thanks Christy. Nice bosses are good!

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  8. Ah man, I need a Liberty Archer just like this one. I love it. You look great. Congrats on the job change!

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  9. Hello again Rachel...gosh you have been productive. Great outfit...I would wear it in a minute. I am so pleased the postdoc is working out well. xx

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  10. Congratulations on a happy job switch. I love your Archer. I hope to make a couple this fall.

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  11. Congratulations on the new job! It's nice to be working with people who are nice and understanding. I love the print you chose for the top! I really need to sew myself some work clothes.

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  12. Congrats on the new job, wish I was back working in research (I too think I am not a good fit for beaurocracy; they don't appreciate independent thinking). Love the shirt, looks brilliant.

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  13. Great shirt, I love Liberty print! www.organiccottonplus.com also has some great prints and they don't harm the environment either!

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  14. Despite the content matter, the new job sounds wonderful! And that's the perfect outfit for day one. Love the Archer shirt on you Rachel, especially great in Liberty.

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