The Liberty Jane® button-up shirt is a wardrobe staple designed to fit dolls such as an 18 inch American Girl® Doll. Updated for 2017 with an additional new boy doll fit - with a longer length and more relaxed fit! This classic design features a back yoke, front yoke or optional solid front piece, front placket, collar stand, curved hemline, elbow length sleeves, 3/4 length sleeves and optional full length long sleeves with snapping cuffs. The front opening can close with snaps or hook and loop tape and have decorative tiny buttons sewn on the outside or you could easily sew working buttonholes if desired.
Pair this cute top with shorts or capris, a mini skirt, or a casual pair of cut-offs – Looking stylish has never been simpler!
Pattern includes several variations:
View A: Slim fit, lace yoke, 3/4 sleeves with tabs, and a curved hemline.
View B: Slim fit, full-length sleeves with opening cuff placket, no front yoke, and a curved hemline.
View C: New longer relaxed "Boy Fit", long sleeves, button front, and a curved hemline.
View D: Relaxed "Boy Fit", straight hemline, short sleeves, and a button front.
To make the Button-Up Shirt Dress pictured in gingham, see the Pattern Hack Blog Post for all the modification details!
Suggested fabrics: Lightweight woven fabrics such as quilting cotton, cotton flannel shirting, cotton shirting, seersucker, rayon, plaid, gingham. Not suitable for stretch.
-1/3 yard lightweight fabric
-1/4 yard of lace (optional for contrasting yoke View A)
-7 small buttons (1/4" or smaller)
-6 size 3 snaps (optional)
-Thread and handsewing needle
What You Get: One 34 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.
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Just what I needed to be able to get my doll done
Adorable pattern. Very authentically detailed. I made the boy cut version. Decided to make it the dress length, but somehow. It wasn't as long as I expected. I added 2 inches, rather than the 1.5 in the back. Still cute as you can see. There was some frustration and a couple of tear aparts to re-sew, mostly due to old, not-so-nimble fingers. In the end it made a lovely shirt. It took about 2 hours from start to finish, and definitely not for beginners. This is my practice shirt, but I am pretty happy with it. Now off to make a few more.