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 love this pattern! This is the first button down shirt I’ve ever worn that doesn’t gap. The fit is amazing and it is so much fun to customize. I bought the pattern along with the Shirt Making for Curves class and I could not be happier. Jenny is a wonderful teacher, it’s like taking a class from a cool knowledgeable friend. My daughter and I have already made 5 shirts, with several more planned.
I liked the shirt and the video was very helpful. The sleeves was too tight and too short. I will make the adjustments next time I make it.
I am taking 2 of Jenny's classes: Harrison Shirt Class and the one about fitting for the bust. I will be sewing after alterations. I would love to see a class on sewing one of your beautiful coat patterns. Make it simple but with a lining!
I love this pattern. I made it on shirting fabric from Farmhouse Fabrics and it came out beautiful
I gave up on shirts with buttons many decades ago. The Harrison does not gap, I tried many different poses and the button line stayed firm.
I am so glad I bought the class as well. Having not sewed for 20 years starting with an intermidate pattern was a bit daunting.
I learnt some new techniques and refreshed some old knowledge. Jenny is a delight to have with you when you sew.
The facebook group is also wonderfully supportive. I have already bought three lots of fabric for new Harrisons.