Vernon Shirt

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Pattern format

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.

This Cashmerette pattern includes:

  • Cup sizes from C to H
  • A sizing calculator which will tell you exactly which size to make
  • A beautifully illustrated and detailed instruction booklet, to guide you no matter your sewing level 

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Product information




0-16 in three cup sizes (C/D, E/F, G/H). Includes 33-46” bust and 35-46” hip. Find your size in seconds using our size calculator

This pattern is also available in sizes 12 – 32 (sold separately).


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.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 30 reviews
Great pattern

I have made two already. I had to make a small adjustment to the shoulder and now have a perfect fit. Love my new shirts.

Delores Brown
“Thanks, I made it."

The Vernon shirt was an easy project and I’ve worn it a couple times already. My only surprise and disappointment was the sleeves were too short for me. I’ve never had any problems before with sleeve length. I made the lantern sleeve with a contrasting cuff so I just flip back the cuff and it looks fine.

Judy Kauffman
Best fit EVER!

I learned shirt-making from Jenny @ Cashmerette, starting with the Harrison shirt/dress pattern. I was stunned to achieve a great fit with that first fit. The Vernon is a great addition to my growing collection of shirt patterns and I wasn’t surprised that the first one I made fit exactly right. Love the simpler sleeve finish - sometimes you just don’t want a classic cuff with the fussy placket!

Susan Jones
Love this pattern

I have made three Vernon shirts so far and they fit from the beginning even without making a toile. Fits beautifully and instructions make it easy to sew. I believe even beginners can be successful making a button down with no problem. My favorite is a comfy flannel. If you aren’t a club member I highly recommend joining. !!!! Thanks Cashmerette for making sewing fun again!!

Woven success!

I have been exclusively sewing knits for a few years because of so many woven project failures- bad fit, uncomfortable to wear, or just plain ugly! But my very first attempt at a Vernon shirt is a miraculous success! I made the lantern sleeve- which I lengthened by 2 inches- but otherwise was a 16 C-D. I am now shopping for woven shirting fabrics and looking forward to many more Vernon’s in my wardrobe!

Great Button-Down!

Really love the Vernon Shirt! Making size 20, E/F cup. Finished a dark blue in a light weight quilting cotton. Working now on a striped cotton shirting. Love that the drape of the pattern is a little more loose than that of the princess-seamed Harrison shirt, a little more forgiving. The Vernon shirt comes together quickly, and the pattern instructions are great! One caveat for others: if you are doing the hidden buttonhole placket (View B), you MUST put in at least the top buttonhole (at the neckline) BEFORE you add the collar/collar stand assembly, or your machine will not be able to reach the area after construction (I usually put my buttonholes in last, but could not do so this time). And please, please, please use good quality interfacing (cheap in/cheap out looks awful).