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 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