OLYA SHIRT • Pattern
By PAPER THEORY, the Olya Shirt is a paper sewing pattern.
Garment Details: 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.
Sizing: This is a multi-size pattern, including sizes 6-28. Sizing and finished garment measurements can be found here.
Fabric Suggestions: This pattern was 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.
Trims required: Matching thread and buttons.
Skill Level: The pattern is 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.
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.
Seam allowances are included in the pattern.
The paper patterns are printed onto premium 270gsm card which makes them luxurious and substantial to hold, but more importantly they will have longevity and not disintegrate with the wear and tear of use. The pattern is printed onto 60gsm paper and each style comes with a full step by step, instruction booklet printed onto 120gsm paper.
This pattern was made and printed in England on FSC certified card and paper by a printer who is registered with the Woodland Trust.
Photo credits: Paper Theory Patterns