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 

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 18 reviews
Kathryn Midan
Vernon is a Classic

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!

Marion Paul
Sizing too small in the shoulder on Vernon

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 and we'd be happy to help you out!

Catherine Cross
Gorgeous shirt

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

Rey Worthington
Pattern was the quality I expected, just not the one I was looking for

I ended up making a toile of this before changing my mind, because it was more difficult for me to think about how to adjust it to be the image I had in my mind, then adjusting one closer to a "traditional" button-down with wide cuffs and a column sleeve placket like I was imagining. I may circle back around at some point to make one, still, but the cut is slightly more formal than I was going for.

Carol Bolatto
Easily adaptable

I have a friend who wanted a tailored shirt to fit her large busted figure, but was unable to find one in RTW. I was able to get her a good fit with this pattern, using minimal adjustments. I will say that the cuff circumference was too small for the average wrist, but was easily adjusted. Overall, a great pattern that sewed out true to finished measurments.