You’re the one that I want…
As Olivia Newton-John once sang… you’re the one that I want oh oh ohhh.
The Olivia Oversized Tee is a welcome addition to my wardrobe. I usually make a muslin for all my creations but this time Lara did it for me!
Lara and I caught up one Friday evening last month and we played dress-ups for hours (maybe a slight exaggeration, but you get the idea) and I’m inspired to try a few new patterns. First cab off the rank was Maria Denmark’s Olivia Oversized Tee.
I followed Lara’s alterations to a ‘T’. This is a medium with 3/4 sleeves and all waist shaping removed as I don’t like clothes clinging to my thickish waist! The length is that of the extra small, but in hindsight it’s just a little long for my personal preference. I’ve already removed an inch off the bottom of the pattern for next time… Actually next time has already happened. I’m a little behind with my blogging, but if you are an Instagram follower you’ve probably already caught a glimpse of my colour blocked version!
I love the relaxed and flattering fit of this top. Thanks again for the inspiration Lara!
Pattern: Maria Denmark’s Olivia Oversized Tee
Fabric: Super soft cotton jersey from Clear It (Alanah Hill) Outlet
Alterations: Removed all waist shaping by drawing a straight line from the short sleeve underarm cutting line to the hips.
Accessories: Scarf and beads from Scarlett Jones
It looks great! I like the style of the T and what a lovely photo-shoot, it looks like summer!
Thanks Shelley. The photos were taken a couple of weeks ago when there was some glorious afternoon winter sunshine. I vote for more sunshine!
Looks great Anna! A perfect mix of comfy and stylish 🙂
Thanks Renee. This pattern might be good for your new (fun) work wardrobe project…
Ok,. stealing ahead- I shy from knits because I hate my hem finish- cuffs! cuffs would save the day!
Cuffs do save the day. They make for an easy, clean, no fuss hem finish. Go forth and sew some knits lovely lady…
Ooh I do love a good stripe! You have done a great job of matching them on the sleeves.
I love a good stripe too Andrea. I’m such a fussy (and slow) cutter, which makes the stripe matching so much easier.
*drool* This is delightful! And those stripes are perfection!
Thank-you lovely Amanda.
It looks like comfort plus 🙂 And what a great way to try out new patterns… by trying someone else’s on!
Anything to avoid a muslin hey? 🙂
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