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. 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.
I love this pattern, the quality of the pattern, envelope & instruction booklet. I would say that it fits true to size. I made the pattern in a size 18 knowing that I would need to make adjustments for my personal fit. I have the online tutorial
of Jenny teaching have to sew this shirt. Great instruction and camera angles! I could listen to her all day : )
I made this pattern (size 20, cup E/F) for my daughter, who is tall, not just big around. The sleeves were about 3" too short, and the shirt could have been longer too. Otherwise a great design. I'll know better the next time around to adjust considerably!