Pattern Review: Onyx Shirt

Over the weekend, I took some time to stitch up the Onyx Shirt from Paprika Patterns.  I had a sewing group gathering Saturday afternoon, and one of my friends even brought some fabric with her to make up the other view of the shirt!

I had no problems this time putting together the pages of the pattern and taping them nicely – it really helps when you don’t leave half the pattern on the printer, hah!!  I cut everything to a Size 8, and for View B of the pattern.  When Sally came in and needed a slightly smaller size and the cropped View A, she used some tracing paper to transfer the markings to her paper and then cut out her pieces.

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I used a nice soft rayon print fabric that I have had in my stash for years, since the pattern recommended woven fabrics.  I had a nice contrasting broadcloth in gray for the sleeve cuff in my stash as well.  Sally used a beige linen for her top.

In terms of piecing the shirt together, the Onyx was a pretty easy project.  Here were some of my favorite things about this pattern:

1.  I loved that I didn’t have to do any easing of the sleeves, and that the pattern utilized the flat sleeve method.

2.  I had never done a neck line using hidden bias tape to finish it, and that was well described in the instructions.

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3.  The pattern had URLs included in it for every step with online tutorials.

4.  The tip boxes were quite useful and interesting.

I did wish for a photo / illustration of the epaulet attachment process on the sleeve decoration for Step 6, but managed to get by okay without one.  Here is a close up of my finished sleeve.  

I enjoyed sewing this shirt, and it was a pretty quick project.  Sally finished her view of it in a single afternoon, while I did all but the last step (the epaulet) in one day and then finished the rest the next because I wanted to buy cuter buttons 🙂

 Here is Sally’s completed View A. 
And my completed View B (worn with my Jade Skirt, also from Paprika!). 

I highly recommend this pattern – it’s a cute, blousy shirt, and I am a fan of the epaulet and contrasting sleeve look.  I feel like this has a lot of potential with various other print fabrics.

If you are interested, hop on over to Paprika Patterns – they are having a sale right now and the pattern is 15% off!

 

 

2 comments for “Pattern Review: Onyx Shirt

  1. May 22, 2015 at 7:35 am

    What a cute outfit! It’s all very flattering. I may have to make one of these tops soon.

     
    • May 22, 2015 at 8:20 am

      Thanks! You’d be able to do it very quickly, and it’s a great stash busting project 🙂

       

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