Buttoned-up Button Down Shirt for Boys and Girls

   
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Description

A wardrobe staple, for boys and girls, this shirt is both versatile and polished. The pattern features many professional details like separate button-down collar and collar band, tower sleeve placket, and collar and cuff facings to help you sew great looking shirts with a comfortable, relaxed fit. View A includes a continuous (cut-on) placket and classic chest pocket. View B features a separate (set-in) placket and workshirt-style pockets with concealed button flaps.

Skills Used

Each of our patterns calls on a unique set of sewing skills. Haven't ever done one of these things before? Don't worry. We'll walk you through it, step by step.

After successfully sewing this pattern, you will have developed the following skills: buttonholes, curved seam, collar, flat-set sleeves, patch pockets, and placket.

Suggested Fabrics

Suitable for a variety of light- to medium-weight woven fabrics including quilting cotton, voile, lawn, shirting, poplin, broadcloth, denim, linen, and flannel.

Notions

Coordinating thread, featherweight interfacing (fusible or sew-in), 3/8" buttons (View A: 10 for sizes 3T–8, 11 for sizes 10–12; View B: 12 for sizes 3T–8, 13 for sizes 10–12).

Fabric Guide

SIZE 3T 4 5 6
Both Views, 44" Fabric 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards
Both Views, 58" Fabric 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/2 yards

 

SIZE 7 8 10 12
Both Views, 44" Fabric 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 2 yards 2 yards
Both Views, 58" Fabric 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards

 

Finished Measurements

size 3T 4 5 6
Chest 29 1/2" 30 1/2" 31 1/2" 32 1/2"
Hip 31 1/4" 32 1/4" 33 1/4" 34 1/4"
Back Length* 17 1/2" 18 1/2" 19 1/2" 20 1/2"
Sleeve Length* 22 3/4" 23 1/2" 24 1/4" 25"
Neck 12 3/4" 13" 13 1/4" 13 3/4"

 

size 7 8 10 12
Chest 34 35 36 1/2" 37 1/2"
Hip 35 3/4" 36 3/4" 38 1/4" 39 1/4"
Back Length* 21 1/2" 22 1/2" 23 1/2" 24 1/2"
Sleeve Length* 25 3/4" 26 3/4" 27 3/4" 28 3/4"
Neck 14" 14 1/4" 14 1/2" 15"

 

* Measured from center back at neck.