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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 in the package: One is for the shirt and the other is for a Dress version.
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.
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.
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 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.
Pattern File Details:
Print at home SHIRT pattern = 28 pages
Print at home DRESS pattern = 37 pages
Copy Shop SHIRT pattern = 2 A0 pages
Copy Shop DRESS pattern = 2 A0 pages
Copy Shop SHIRT & DRESS combined pattern = 3 A0 pages.
All of the above files are included in your purchase so you can choose which option is most suitable for you.