I honestly didn’t think it would be such a huge gap between posts this month, especially given how much sewing I’ve done! Anyway, you cannot turn back time, so all I can do is get on and show you all what I’ve been up to! I’m starting with my latest Olya Shirt, pattern from Paper Theory. This is my fourth, and I really do have a plan to make another. We were in London last weekend, so I finally managed to get photos, thanks to Daughter No1!
After making two in different types of viscose and one in cotton lawn, I now have a linen shirt. I sized down with this version, the others are a tad too long in the sleeve, more noticeable in the viscose versions. I thought it might be nice to have an oversized shirt that wasn’t quite that oversized, especially in a fabric that’s stiffer and less drapey. It was the right decision! So this is the size 12, with no alterations or adjustments.
The fabric is from Simply Fabrics in Brixton, the first time I’ve bought fabric from this shop. I’d been browsing for a while, and when I saw this stuff I knew I needed it in my stash. But I hesitated for a bit – hesitation that was rewarded with an announcement of a nice big discount! I used it and swooped in on the fabric. I love it! I think the combination of fabric and pattern has really worked. I like finding different prints like this, and I’m glad I feel comfortable wearing them, as I’m a plains person at heart!
Sewing the shirt went as smoothly as the last three times, if not better because it’s linen, not slippery viscose! I like this smaller size and might stick to it for the next shirt, which is definitely going to happen. I have some left over pieces of linen from various projects that I’m sure I can put together to make a shirt. Fingers crossed, but please, don’t hold your breath!!