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).
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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.
Great pattern. Love the style and everything about this shirt.
I'am curvy woman ans it's really difficult for me, to have a shirt without gap in the middle. With Harrison shirt, I have not problem. This shirt is just perfect for me and my cheast 👍👍👍
For years I’ve struggled to find fitted Oxford style shirts that don’t gape at the bust and the only ones I’ve found were at Lane Bryant, which is great, but they almost never have the color or fabric I want. When I found this pattern I was so excited! I adore how this shirt came out! It fits SO WELL! Finally a fitted shirt that just fits!
I had some trouble figuring out the placket placement/ironing and stitching to get the diamond shape at the top of the placket. I suspect maybe this was a personal problem, and not the fault of the instructions. Basically I ended up with a triangle shape and just did it the same on both cuffs so it looks fine.
I did lengthen the sleeves because that’s always something I have to do, but it was super easy to do, and I am definitely going to make this shirt again!
I love sewing my own tops, but have been avoiding anything with Collars, cuffs, buttons etc. I decided to force myself to upskill with this one. It is a great pattern and I took it to a class to get help. My sewing instructor loved the pattern, logged on to the site and purchase some patterns for herself, (and gave web address to all her curvy students). I have a lovely shirt, had to stop going to the class because of Covid-19, I still need to do button holes. If I could do over I would have done the online class with the pattern. Could have saved $$$ and just learnt at home.
I used this when making the Harrison shirt, it fitted great.