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A button down men’s shirt, or a buttoned up blouse lends a sharpness to your look— it can instantly pull together a disheveled outfit and I love the sometimes androgynous edge a nicely tailored button down can give the silhouette. Check out these brand new patterns to make your own buttoned look!

Top left: Shirt Dress, top right: Bow Blouse, bottom left: Double Breasted Waistcoat, bottom right: Bib Front Dress

Scroll down to find more buttoned down patterns and inspiration! Click on the images to be directed to the pattern download.

The Jakob shirt is our classic button down— and you can alter it for a woman’s curves with this tutorial.

Try making an over-sized shirt dress in a surprising fabric— like lace!

Here’s a classic men’s button down in white cotton on a girl— it’s classic and casual. Try the pattern for yourself!

A shirt dress can be fun year round— wear it over a mini skirt or dress, or over your favorite jeans or trousers. This is another classic pattern.


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    Nov 15, 2010, 10.50 PMby Dani Restercher

    I have just posted a project of a dress inspired by the oversized lace shirt!

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    Nov 9, 2010, 11.22 PMby tracey1959

    At last! Great Shirtmaker patterns. Love them all.

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    Nov 9, 2010, 10.30 PMby karin graves

    I am going crazy over the vest shown with the awesome shirt !!! Love All of the styles, Thank you, so cool cute.


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    Nov 9, 2010, 06.29 PMby carottesauvage

    Ah… idealising the country side! Where is the mud ;) and Julie Andrews? Cool selection

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    Nov 6, 2010, 09.57 AMby janul

    Haha, I love the picture with the girl carving… nothing like carving in a bow tie blouse! :)

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    Nov 3, 2010, 01.33 PMby wzrdreams

    I think there are some missing links here.

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      Nov 9, 2010, 06.03 PMby alisondahl

      By clicking on the photographs you will be directed to the pattern pages.

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