My new favourite

A review of Paper Theory Patterns Olya Shirt and Dress

Reviewed by Love, Lucie on 31st May, 2022

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.
I was finally drawn back towards the Olya shirt by the current oversized shirt trend.

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!
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. There is more detail and further images on my blog