I haven't used an Oliver and S pattern before. I am pleased the pattern is printed on slightly thicker tissue than that yukky brown tissue the likes of Simplicity and Butterick are printed on.
I read on someone's blog that when she wants to make say five shirts, she cuts out all the pieces and then does step one on the first shirt, the second shirt, etc. The blogger says it saves time. So I cut out enough for two shirts. My test shirts really. My sister-in-law is still choosing material.
They are certainly not quick shirts to make - although I reckon the short sleeve version would save hours!
My favourite part of the shirts are the pin tucks.
My least favourite part of the process is the sleeve placket. It is super-fiddly.
Anyway, I am about 75% done. I would be almost done if I hadn't cut the sleeve placket in the same place for the left and right hand sleeve. Ack. Fortunately, the required 1 meter of fabric the pattern calls for is quite generous, so I have enough for another sleeve.
Not sure how wintery looking these fabrics are. I just thought they were pretty. Both from Spotlight. One only $6 a metre.