Harrison Shirt

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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). 

Product information

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.

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Customer Reviews

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C.M.
Finally a shirt that fits

It took years before I could find a pattern for a blouse that would fit my "mature" ahem, curves.
The Harrison pattern was easy to follow, princess seams give a nice tailored look and it works with soooo many fabric patterns. And for once, I have sleeve that fit my upper arms! The cuffs come to where I love a sleeve to end.
The sleeve placket instructions were a bit difficult my first try but 4 shirts later I am a pro.
Love sewing again!

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P.M.
Nice shirt be sure to measure

The shirt was beautiful, but I wish I had done my measurements. I am a size 24 and I made the biggest shirt in the pattern (can't remember the size), and it was too small around my waist. The directions were really good and easy to follow though. Overall, the shirt is really nice though.

Hi Pamela - sorry to hear your Harrison didn't work - as you mentioned, we always recommend measuring yourself and then using our free size calculator to choose your size - just go to cashmerette.com/sizing. Store-bought sizes are often quite different to sewing pattern sizes so it's essential to get a great fit!

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L.T.
Nice Fitting Shirt

My muslin was tight in the shoulders. It turned out I needed the full bicep sleeve and a forward shoulder adjustment. I also lengthened the shirt by 1" as I am 5'9. My shirt fits well and is comfortable. It's so nice to have a button front that fits in the chest and doesn't pull on the buttons. I used a stretch cotton woven fabric.

I also bought the shirtmaking course and followed along. The course is great! (I'm an instructional designer and this really is a good course). I learned a lot.

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L.C.
Great classic shirt pattern

This is the first shirt I have ever made and I am so pleased with it. I love that it has such a great range of cup sizes so I didn't have to mess around doing a FBA. I did struggle with understanding how to attach the button placket at the bottom but I'm not sure if it was the instructions weren't clear or that I just wasn't reading them properly, but luckily I made a toile first so it was a good opportunity to learn using a practice piece rather than the final article. I have already bought two more pieces of fabric to make more.

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D.A.
Gorgeous collar

A well fitting shirt and elegant look. The collar sits beautifully! I did find the sleeve plackets a little fiddly and would have preferred that the pattern had the point cut out rather than me having to fiddle with it so much and cut away excess fabric bulk. Otherwise a gorgeous pattern and will make again.