This is the Olya Shirt by Paper Theory Patterns
It’s my new favourite!!
It’s another pattern I’ve had hiding in my pattern stash for some time but I’m so pleased with it.
and some new linen fabrics at Fabworks.
At first glance it looks like a regular shirt but it definitely is not.
It’s all in the sleeve and the way the sleeve part grows out of the front yoke!.
The front pockets are also unusual but I had done these before on my Thayer jacket so felt I was on familiar territory.
Thankfully Paper Theory Patterns provides detailed videos for each stage of the works.
See how the top of the yoke ties into the sleeve? I really needed the sew-a-long for that, for fear of snipping my seam allowance in the wrong place!
The linen wasn’t quite what I imagined when it arrived from Fabworks, being of more open weave but a little heavier than I expected but I went with it and it is perfect.
Buttons from my stash, including the mis-matching ones on the cuffs which will rarely be seen as I generally wear them rolled up.
After much research reading that lots of others down sizing several sizes in this shirt, I down sized half a size from my bust measurement, going with the size 10. I thought that if I was going for the oversized look, I would just go with it.
It was the right size to go for and doesn’t look to big done up
or tucked in
I’ve seen my daughter eyeing this one up.
But she’s not having it!!
Love, Lucie xx