Finally, the answer to your prayers: a fitted button-down shirt that doesn't gape over curves! The Harrison Shirt is designed with double princess seams for a uniquely curve-friendly fit and all the features of a classic shirt, including a two-piece collar, yoke, and placket, separate button bands, and buttoned cuffs. This pattern looks equally pretty in crisp Oxford cottons at the office or cozy flannels for playing in the snow!
Have fuller arms? Download the free Full Bicep Sleeve piece for your Harrison Shirt.
Want some help sewing your Harrison Shirt? Then check out the online class Shirt Making For Curves, which takes you through the whole process in 15 lessons you can watch from home. (Note, the class includes a free PDF or paper pattern too).
SEWING LEVEL: Intermediate.
SIZING: 12 to 28, in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H).
RECOMMENDED FABRIC: Light to medium-weight woven fabric such as shirting, lawn, chambray or flannel. Also suitable for stretch woven fabrics.
NOTIONS: Universal needle, 12 buttons size ⅜" - ½"/1cm, fusible interfacing.
USE THE DROPDOWN MENU ABOVE TO ORDER EITHER A PRINTED PATTERN, WHICH WILL BE MAILED TO YOUR ADDRESS, OR A PDF PATTERN, WHICH CAN BE DOWNLOADED.
The PDF comes as files to print at home or at a copy shop. Files are delivered as a .zip file which can be downloaded on a computer, but not on a mobile device. For more on PDFs, see the FAQs.
NOTE: There are separate files for each view and cup size so you only have to print what you need.
Instructions: 16 pages (4.7 MB)
Print at Home Pattern pieces: 43 pages (0.9 MB)
Copy shop (A0 or US 36" x 48" size): 2 pages (0.7 MB)
FABRIC REQUIREMENTS & MEASUREMENTS: Click on the photos on the left to view.
Wonderful fit, after some minor adjustments. I chose a size 16 E because of the finished measurements, but it felt snug in the bust, so I let out the double princess seams. Having two made that easy - 1/8 inch each seam. I am also 5'4", and forgot to adjust the length. I cut the finished shirt at the waist and added a band. Voila, a beautiful hack. Finished it with pearl snaps. I included a pic. You would never know it wasn't meant to have the banded waist. I already adjusted the pattern for my next shirt. A beautiful fit.
I love the fact that there are patterns for someone like me who has curves. Thank you!
I'm a big fan of these patterns. Other princess seam patterns, needed major alterations to get my fit. The Harrison was a great fit right out of the package. It is a very close fitting shirt and the sleeves run lean. The full bicep sleeve is too generous for me so I ended up with a FBicep adj on the sleeve.
I'm looking forward to more patterns in this line - Maybe a boyfriend style button shirt (where I don't have to do adjustments!) Thanks Jenny and company
Well drafted good fit but next time I will need to add more upper arm space and add extra concealed button at bust level.
I made this shirt for a friend of mine who’s short, short waisted and a DDD cup. The instructions were clear and easy to follow, and the resulting shirt fit better than any flannel shirt she’s had.