PAPER THEORY • Olya Shirt Sewing Pattern
Olya is a relaxed, loose fitting shirt with traditional details and a classic silhouette but features unusual and innovative style lines. Olya is easy to wear and designed to be a versatile wardrobe staple with longevity.
It has all the details of a traditional Oxford Shirt, with a two piece stand and collar, a front button placket, a back yoke with a box pleat and a barrel cuff with a tailored placket and double pleat at the wrist.
The cut of the sleeve is unlike a regular shirt and has no front armhole - yet does have a back armhole. This unusual geometric detail elevates the shirt into something that is interesting and design led whilst also providing some hidden shaping in the front yoke seams to accommodate your bust.
This is a multi-size paper pattern, including sizes 6 to 28. The pattern comes carefully packaged in an envelope together with step-by-step sewing instructions.
Skill level • Suitable for an advanced sewist - however there are sixty step by step instructions to guide you through the process so it would be the perfect project for an intermediate sewist looking to stretch their ability and learn some more classic sewing skills.
Suggested fabrics • designed for medium weight fabrics like Cotton, Linen and Flannel. Light weight fabrics like Crepe de Chine, Viscose or Georgette. It would also make up well in some heavier fabrics like Corduroy, Drill and light weight Denim. Knit or stretch fabrics like Jersey are not recommended.
Fabric requirements • Please see last image for requirements.
Trims needed • matching thread / 9 X 15mm buttons / fusible interfacing, for sizes 6-18 70cm x 50cm piece, and for sizes 20-28 75cm x 55cm piece