Available in PDF only; printed pattern is unavailable as all shipping has been temporarily suspended.
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.
I used this when making the Harrison shirt, it fitted great.
This is a great shirt and the shirtmaking online class was worth every dollar. No RTW shirt has ever fitted across the bust and I will be making many more. Would love to get some tips on hacks for this shirt, especially hacks that utilize the great fitting shape as the basis for some less formal blouses. I used the full bicep sleeve pattern for my shirt, makes it a lot easier when the pattern piece is available.
This is the first Cashmerette pattern I have worked with. I found the sizing generous and the garment easier to fit with choice of many seams to adjust.
Thank you! This experience has sparked my interest in sewing for myself again.
I enjoy it
I came across the Harrison pattern when looking at designs for a plus-size client who had requested a similar style that would be comfortable and not pull across the button plaquet. I normally draft things myself, but this pattern had such good reviews that I thought I’d try it first. The client loved the double princess lines on the front and the fit in general (including the button placement). The body pattern fit true to size—just had to make a few small fit tweaks—but she found the original sleeves a bit tight for her liking. So we tried the full-bicep pattern and she loved it! Thanks for making my work easier and leaving me with a happy client!