Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Style Arc Lauren Boyfriend Shirt

It was time to replace my gingham shirt.
I decided on the Style Arc Lauren Boyfriend shirt in some crisp, cotton navy and white gingham from Spotlight, Bendigo, $16/m.
~From the website~
This boyfriend style shirt is a wearable example of the new trend in shirts. Sleeve interest is such an important part of the current trends and this shirt has a longer than usual cuff with the buttoning at the front. Roll the sleeves up to give an easy, casual look, great over jeans or a pair of slouchy pants. The men's style shirt tails makes this a perfect over shirt.
The oversize cuff is so elegant.
However, it rolls nicely too for a practical, everyday wear.
Now, everything is exaggerated.
The huge back yoke, big pocket and high/low shirt tails.
However, the stitched down back, box pleat neatly removes any bulk.
I will admit I was concerned the shoulder seam would cut into my narrow shoulders but it doesn't at all.
It is the perfect 'boyfriend' shirt.
Mannish styling cut for the feminine shape.
~My Verdict~
Very pleased.
My bust measurement put me in the size 10 and I didn't worry about a FBA. I took the chance that would be enough ease and Elsa was happy to take it if it was too small.
I do like Style Arc, it is only my second Style Arc sew but I am a convert.
Not instruction heavy but that is okay with me. The paper pattern are only one size but if you purchase a PDF version it comes with three.
My only real grumble is the ink runs if you press the pattern. I am a pretty pedantic presser and this caused some issues.

I have already sewn another version in a pretty floral lawn and they have nicely filled a gap in my wardrobe.

Thanks for reading xx N

20 comments:

  1. Very nice, Nicole! It looks so comfy. Also your hair is looking gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Masha, it is a very nice shirt to wear and think you for your lovely compliment on my hair.
      xx N

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  2. What a lovely vichy boyfriend blouse! Looks like the perfect pattern for this sort of blouse and suits you really well!

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    1. Thank you!
      I usually wear fitted shirts but I wanted something more relaxed now, I love it!
      xx N

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  3. I've been eyeing this pattern a LOT - especially the sleeves and how you describe "everything is so oversized" yet shaped just right for the feminine shape. You've nudge me closer to getting this pattern for sure :) Shirt making is SO much fun...all those fiddly bits is so SATISFYING and you've done such a great job of all of them.

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    1. It is a nice sew Kathleen. Sewing shirts is my favourite thing too.
      I will suggest to consider going one size back, I could have here.
      Thank you!
      xx N

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  4. Ah, something for you! (Funny to see only one "verdict" though!) Nice combo of elegant and comfy.

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    1. Elegant and comfy, I like it, thank you Elle.
      xx N

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  5. So stylish!!! I looooove that long cuff! I want one of these in all. the. colors.

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    1. Thank you Inder.
      I have been living in Plantain tee's for the last year and just wanted something lighter!
      This would be a good style for you, make the 8.
      xx N

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  6. I'm loving your capsule wardrobe, Nicole.

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  7. I'm loving your capsule wardrobe, Nicole.

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  8. I'm loving your capsule wardrobe, Nicole.

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  9. Looks great! I'd love to see a picture of the floral one too :-)

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    1. Thank you!
      I will get on to that ASAP.
      xx N

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  10. lots of nice details in this one (lots of work!) and great in classic gingham ;o)

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    1. Thank you, I am really happy with this shirt. I feel it is smart but still so very comfortable.
      xx N

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  11. That shirt looks great on you. Oversized shirts are fabulous on you ladies with skinny pins. (humpf)

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    1. You are very kind, I feel considerably 'chunky' at present but with a non- sleeping toddler running is not high on my list of priorities.
      Thank you!
      xx N

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