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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I have made both short and long sleeve shirts for the boy doll. Instructions were very good. Shirts turned out cute.
The pattern is well made and the instructions are very clear. The pattern sews up with a very professional look. The boy cut pattern fits my My Life and Journey dolls well, but I find the slim fit cut too snug (all dolls are not the same). Very happy with my purchase.
My goodness. The styling in this shirt is amazing. Well done LBJ. I love the way the collar fits.I love the look of the front. I love the fit. I did find the cuffs challenging but fun. This was a satisfying project to work on with clear instructions and great detailing. I have made it for the girls and now for my new boy doll.