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Olive Linen Shirt

Added Jun 26, 2012

by ThreadTheory

Victoria, Canada






This shirt was made using BurdaStyle pattern Linen Overshirt #104 from the 06/2011 issue. I used olive green linen and ivory coloured buttons with little flowers on them. I tried some fancy seam finishes that really turned out to be too bulky for the shirt but were fun to practice. I did hong kong seams on the longest seams using bias binding made with the same linen fabric, a french seam for the center back and then I resorted back to my beloved serger to attach the arms – so much easier and a nicer finish! I think the hong kong seams would have turned out much better if I used a thinner fabric. The linen was far too bulky to do the job but I’ve left it in because it was a lot of work and the casual cut of the shirt hides the bulk pretty well.

To see more pictures and to read a bit more, please visit my blog at Thread Theory

Material Notes

Linen, buttons, and a bit of interfacing




Summer, Spring
Garment Type
Beach, Casual



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    Jul 11, 2012, 11.56 PMby Haley Jarret

    I love your color choice for this – it seems like it would be a very easy shirt to wear!

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      Jul 12, 2012, 09.24 AMby ThreadTheory

      Thanks! I finished it just in time for a camping trip during which I wore it a ton because it was so easy to wear and comfy :)

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    Jul 11, 2012, 04.07 PMby daughterfish

    Love the shoulders on this! Great job!

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      Jul 12, 2012, 09.25 AMby ThreadTheory

      Thanks! It’s a neat detail in the pattern, isn’t it? I’ve noticed its really common in rtw lately too.

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    Jun 27, 2012, 05.27 AMby Sewing Your Style

    it looks great! perfect tailoring and great color. a must have project for fall :)

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      Jul 12, 2012, 09.26 AMby ThreadTheory

      Thanks! I sewed it a bit early didn’t I? lol It’s nice to have it ready and waiting for the weather to cool though.

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    Jun 26, 2012, 10.41 PMby SachiDespic

    Looks great! I never paid attention to this pattern before, but I want to make the shirt for myself now:)

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      Jul 12, 2012, 09.26 AMby ThreadTheory

      I can’t wait to see your version!

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    Jun 26, 2012, 07.36 PMby infinite-plus-one

    this looks great, i must try this pattern (:

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      Jul 12, 2012, 09.26 AMby ThreadTheory

      You should! It’s a really quick sew!

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