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 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!
After years of trying and failing to make or buy a shirt that fits and looks good on my curvy body, I finally came across the Harrison shirt. What a beautiful shirt. Easy to follow instructions. I have made two and have another cut out and readyt to go.
this is a great pattern and came together really well! Had a small issue with the sleeve plackets but that was most likely my error! Will be making several of this beautiful pattern!
This is a great style for fitting a large bust. Very pleased with the fit.
I haven’t been able to wear a button down shirt for ages, unless it was oversized. I could never find one that fit in the bust and the hips. The Harrison is different. I made a muslin which needed slightly more room across the shoulders, but my second try was great. Thank you for the easy directions and great fit.