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Olya Shirt Pattern

$ 28.49


Available in UK sizes 6 - 28

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.

Techniques Involved

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.

Recommended Fabric

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. 

Ability 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.

Body Measurement Chart

  Size 6 Size 8 Size 10 Size 12 Size 14 Size 16 Size 18 Size 20 Size 22 Size 24 Size 26 Size 28
Bust 31.5"
33"
34.5"
36.5"
38.5"
40.5"
42.5
45"
47.5"
50"
53"
56"
Waist
24"
25.5"
27"
29"
31"
33"
35"
37.5"
40"
42.5"
45"
47.5"
Hip
34"
35.5"
37"
39"
41"
43"
45"
47.5"
50"
52.5"
55"
57.5
Bicep 10.25" 10.5" 11" 11.5" 12.25" 13" 13.5" 14.25" 15.25" 16.25" 17.25" 18.25"

Finished Garment Measurements

  Size 6 Size 8 Size 10 Size 12 Size 14 Size 16 Size 18 Size 20 Size 22 Size 24 Size 26 Size 28
Bust
42.5"
44"
45.75"
47.75"
49.5"
51.5"
53.5"
55.5"
58.25"
60.875"
63.125"
65.75"
Waist
41.75"
43.25"
45"
47"
48.75"
50.75"
52.75"
54.75"
57.5"
60"
62.5"
65"
Hip
42.125"
44"
45.75"
47.75"
49.5"
51.5"
53.5"
55.5"
58.25"
60.875"
63.125"
65.75"
Bicep 17.5" 17.75" 18.25" 18.75" 19.25" 19.75" 20.5" 21"
21.875
22.625"
23.375"
24" 

Yardage Guide

For Dress Option:
  • Sizes 6-14 increase yardage by 0.9 yds
  • Sizes 16-28 increase yardage by 1.1 yds
  • Interfacing for all sizes increase yardage by 0.6 yds
  Size 6 Size 8 Size 10 Size 12 Size 14 Size 16 Size 18 Size 20 Size 22 Size 24 Size 26 Size 28
45"
2.12 yds
2.15 yds
2.18 yds 2.23 yds 2.26 yds 2.29 yds 2.37 yds 2.4 yds 2.67 yds 2.78 yds 2.95 yds 3.01 yds
60"
1.66 yds
1.67 yds 1.7 yds
1.72 yds 1.78 yds 1.82 yds 1.88 yds 1.91 yds 2.02 yds 2.18 yds 2.51 yds
2.56 yds
Interfacing in inches 26x19
26x19 26x19 26x19 27x19 27x19 28x20 29x20 29x21 29x21 30x22 30x22

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