Reclaim the button-up with the Vernon Shirt! This boob-friendly take on the essential button-up shirt features two views: View A is a classic shirt with a traditional collar and collar stand, and full sleeves with narrow cuffs. View B is a fashion-forward version with a dramatic collar, covered button placket, and lantern sleeves with wide cuffs.
From flannel work shirts to posh statement tops, the Vernon can do it all—and with cup sizes from C–H, thoughtfully placed bust darts, and side seam shaping, you’ll get a fabulous fit from collar to hem.
0-16, in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H) . See Sizing Guide.
Light- to mid-weight woven fabrics such as shirting, lawn, or flannel. The lantern sleeves of View B work best with a medium weight fabric for a more structured look.
Interfacing: Light- to mid-weight fusible interfacing.
Universal needle, thread, 11 (View A) or 13 (View B) buttons size 3⁄8 – 1⁄2” (10 –12 mm).
Buttonhole foot, point turner, tailor’s chalk or washable marker, tailor’s ham or rolled up towel, buttonhole chisel or X-Acto knife.
Fabric Requirements & Measurements
I've made four Vernons now - this is a great well drafted classic shirt pattern which is a fantastic base for hacking into something a little more interesting. The instructions are well written, as always with Cashmerette. I prefer a little more ease over the rear than written, which was easy to add by deepening the back pleat. The lantern sleeves and large collar are very fun, but it also looks great if you make it with no collar leaf, just the stand. If you're looking for a classic shirt pattern to play with you won't be disappointed. Much less intimidating (for me) to fit with just the single dart than the Harrison's double princess seam. I'll be making more of these with short sleeves for summer!
Really happy with this pattern, the first time I’ve made a “wearable muslin” to check the fit, and I’m pleased with it. That’s not always the case the very first time you use a pattern. Classic features (collar stand etc) all went together easily, and a narrow cuff on the version I made which I personally prefer. I made the 20 with FB option.
I agree with the previous review, I shall set to now with some linen from my stash to make more…a really satisfying sew!
What a satisfying project! This shirt sews up quickly and has beautiful finishing details. It comes together perfectly thanks to
Cashmerette's excellent drafting. I prefer a pleated sleeve at the cuff but it was easily accomplished by folding the gathering
ease into two small pleats at the front side of the cuff. I also added width to the cuff as I prefer a two button cuff. I won't hesitate
to cut into my fine linens and Liberty prints for this shirt. I know the results will be fantastic. Thanks Jenny and Team Cashmerette!
I choose the correct size for my bust and the finished shirt was snug across the upper back. Recommend going up a size above the bust, which fit amazingly.
Hi Marion! It sounds like you may need to be up a size in the high bust area - email us at email@example.com and we'd be happy to help you out!
Made this in an embellished sheer chiffon, which was a challenge to sew but because it was such a great well drafted pattern I had the confidence to stick with it and I'm so glad I did! What a beautiful shirt I made that I think will be a timeless piece. I feel that this would be great made from many different fabrics. Collar sits beautifully and the bell sleeves are stunning