My new favourite blouse

A review of Friday Pattern Company Donny Shirt

Reviewed by Karen on 30th May, 2023

This is the first time I’ve reviewed a sewing pattern but I felt I had to review this one. It was an enjoyable sew from beginning to end. I used a very lightweight cotton seersucker, perfect for hot summer days. The Friday Pattern Co sew along video was super useful to help with a few of the construction requirements, none of which turned out to be difficult. I particularly like the fit around the shoulders, with a proper set in sleeve. The collar is very nice too.

The only difficulty I experienced was at the point of the V on the neckline, where I couldn’t make the two seams join closely and there was a gap. I put this right quite easily though, by using the “sewing a button on” stitch on my sewing machine to make a bar tack across that point to reinforce it. And it looks as if it was part of the design, I’m glad to say.

All in all, fabulous! And I can see several versions coming up in the future.