Pattern Reviews

Vitaliy Overshirt Front Smiling SQ

Wardrobe By Me - Overshirt

01—August 2023

This week on the blog we review the Overshirt from Danish pattern brand Wardrobe by Me!

Wardrobe By Me - Overshirt
Aug 1 2023

We spotted the Overshirt over on instagram recently and knew it would be perfect for a pattern review! A cross between a shirt and a jacket, overshirts are designed to be worn over a tee or jersey for maximum warmth without the bulk of a coat. This unisex pattern offers two pocket views, and is perfect for a range of mid-heavier weight woven fabrics. Read on for more, kindly modelled by Vitaliy and Olivia from our HQ team.

Vitaliy Overshirt Front Smiling
Vitaliy Overshirt Crop Front
Vitaliy Overshirt Crop Sleeve Top Stitching
Vitaliy Overshirt Front Looking Side
Vitaliy Overshirt Side Cuff SQ
Vitaliy Overshirt Back View
Vitaliy Overshirt Crop Cuff
Overshirt Sewing On Buttons SQ
Pattern Review

Pattern — Overshirt by Wardrobe by Me

The Overshirt is a versatile shirt jacket sewing pattern, inspired by workwear and lumberjack shirts. It comes in sizes 2XS-4XL and features a convertible collar, interchangeable pockets, side vents, and two-piece cuffed sleeves. We made a size medium for Vitaliy, using 2.5m of our deadstock Italian Reversible Wool / Silk Coating - Marine / Chalk. We picked View A, which features a trio of patch pockets, and love how this jacket turned out! The fit turned out to be a little on the small side, which we realised was due to the wool coating shrinking slightly under the iron. Rookie mistake! It's always best to pre-iron (and pre-wash washable fabrics) your fabric before cutting a pattern like this. Overall it was a simple sew, rated at skill level 3/4, which we would say is around intermediate. The instructions and illustrations were clear, and if you're interested in this project we would highly recommend checking out the YouTube tutorial here.

Download the PDF pattern from the Wardrobe by Me website here.

Olivia Overshirt Front Smiling
Olivia Overshirt Back
Fabric Recommendations

Fabric Used — Italian Reversible Wool / Silk Coating - Marine / Chalk

Wardrobe by Me recommend using woven fabrics like canvas, corduroy, denim and flannel. We picked a beautifully warm reversible wool blend, and chose to contrast the top stitching. With 15% - 40% off in stores and online at the moment, it's the perfect time to add a project like this one to your list!

Below from top to bottom you'll find our 11oz Upcycled Denim – Natural, Woven Stripe Stretch Cotton Twill - Cream Mix, Plaid Cotton Twill - Dovetail / Navy and Heavyweight Linen – Olive

Overshirt Fabric Red Stack Landscape
Olivia Overshirt Front Looking Down
Olivia Overshirt Front Crop Little Button
Olivia Overshirt Side Smiling
Olivia Overshirt Front Crop

This was a fun project and we can see how this versatile pattern would work in a variety of woven fabrics. Share your projects with us by tagging @WeAreTheFabricStore over on Instagram and TikTok, we can't wait to see what you're working on!

Olivia Overshirt Front Smiling Pockets SQ
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