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A review of The Assembly Line Oversized Shirt

Reviewed by AlexJudgeSews on 23rd February, 2021

This is my second TAL Oversized shirt, the first one I made in a size L in line with my measurements but I felt it was just a bit too oversized.  Never mind, my daughter stole it so it’s gone to a good home!  This time I made an M and I’m very happy with the fit, still giving an oversized look but not tent-like.

I made this with inexpensive stretch cotton I bought from Minerva which was a joy to sew, the instructions are good, although I chose to add my yoke using the burrito method rather than the method given.  I feel the burrito method is easier and neater, there are lots of videos on YouTube showing this if you’re interested.  Other than that I made no changes at all, you don’t topstitch the button band, it stays in place with stitching at the top & bottom and also with the buttons or buttonholes.  It gives a simple clean look, but there’s no reason you couldn’t add topstitching here and at the yoke to give a more utility vibe.  If you fancy seeing it in motion, I’m wearing it in this video here https://youtu.be/_UUc3xm2vzg