Olya Shirt and Dress
Paper Theory Patterns
£15.50 – £22.50
Buy the Olya Shirt and Dress sewing pattern from Paper Theory Patterns. 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. There are two patterns included: one is for the shirt and the other is for a dress version.
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. The dress finishes mid calf with splits at the sides. There is also an optional belt pattern included to cinch the dress in at the waist if desired.
This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:
– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?
– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?
Suggested Fabrics: 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.
Fabric requirements: Shirt: 115 cm wide fabric: 1.9 – 2.2 m / 140 cm wide fabric: 1.5 – 1.75 m // Dress: 115 cm wide fabric: 2.7 – 3.5 m / 140 cm wide fabric: 2.1 – 2.9 m.
Sizing: UK 6 – 20. Please check the size chart.
Ability level: This pattern is suitable for an intermediate sewist – however there are sixty step by step instructions to guide you through the process, so it would be the perfect project for an advanced beginner looking to stretch their ability and learn some more classic sewing skills.
PDF pattern includes: Instructions; print-at-home SHIRT pattern (28 pages); print-at-home DRESS pattern (37 pages); A0 copy shop SHIRT pattern (2 pages); A0 copy shop DRESS pattern (2 pages); A0 copy shop SHIRT and DRESS combined pattern (3 pages).
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Chiffon / Georgette, Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Denim / Corduroy, Linen
UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48
PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£7.00)