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.
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.
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!