Donny Shirt

Introducing the Donny Shirt

Introducing the Donny Shirt

Introducing the new pattern; The Donny Shirt! The Donny Shirt is a boxy pull-on top that is designed to be a workhorse in your wardrobe. It is a dartless top with a lapel collar and patch pocket. The Donny is a great everyday top that can be worn with practically anything. Because of its boxy silhouette, the Donny Shirt is comfortable but still cool. Pair it with jeans or a skirt, layer it over or under a dress - the sky’s the limit! Continue reading to find out more.

The Donny Shirt is designed to be loose-fitting and comfortable, with a slightly dropped shoulder and a relaxed silhouette that can be easily dressed up or down. It's a great choice for a casual weekend look, or dressed up with a matching pair of pants!

The pattern as with all our patterns, includes detailed instructions and illustrations to guide you through every step of the sewing process. See the fabric recommendations, yardage requirements, fit notes, and ready-to-wear inspiration below. 


The Donny Shirt is designed for woven fabrics. Any sort of light to medium weight woven is suitable. If you choose a fabric like a mid-weight twill or denim you will get a more structured top. If you choose a drapier fabric like a rayon challis or silk, you will get a blousier top.

One of the best things about the Donny Shirt pattern is its versatility - you can play around with different fabrics to create a variety of looks. A lightweight cotton or linen would be perfect for a breezy summer top, while a heavier weight fabric like chambray would be great for a cozy fall or winter shirt. We can't wait to see your versions on social media, as we have got a feeling there is going to be a huge variety to be inspired by! 

Photoshoot samples:

The green photo shoot sample is made from a 6oz linen.

The white photo shoot sample is made from a 4.5 oz silk noil.


The Donny Shirt has a boxy fit without being oversized. There is no shaping through the waist and hips. It is slightly cropped and the hem is meant to fall above your hips. If you lengthen the top so that it falls below your hip line, make sure it will fit around your full hip measurement.

The Donny Top was drafted using sample measurements for a B bra cup and for a height of 5’6”[168cm].

We recommend choosing a size based on your full chest measurement.



The measurements below are the dimensions of the garment after it is sewn. The ‘Length’ is measured from your high shoulder point to hem. Your high shoulder point is where your shoulder seam meets your neck.


You may need to purchase extra yardage if your fabric has a heavy nap, is directional, striped, or has an obvious repeat.

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Above are some ready-to-wear shirts in a similar style to the Donny, to give you sewing inspiration. 
Whether you're an experienced sewist or just starting out, the Donny Shirt pattern is a great addition to your collection. It's easy to sew, easy to wear, and sure to become a wardrobe staple for years to come. So why not give it a try and see what you can create!
For launch, get 20% off the pattern until 1st May 2023! (No code required) 
Shop the Donny Shirt Pattern here
Use the hashtag #DonnyShirt on social media, happy sewing!

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