The weather is turning colder and that means that pumpkins, apples, and cinnamon are filling my brain and I'm ready to deck out in fall attire: comfy jeans, cute boots, and lots of layers. I layer fall through spring becasue I tend to run hot and layering allows me to use light fabrics that are breathable so that I can stay cool while staying... warm??? Yeah, the conundrum of my life, ha! But layers are awesome.
One of my favorite layering pieces is a great button up. Button ups can be worn alone, they can be layered with a tank, they can be layered with a thermal shirt, and they can be layered under light jackets too. They can easily go from business casual to pumpkin patch casual thus being a capsule staple.
Recently I completely revamped my Women's Button Up pattern to modernize the drafting, make it cleaner, and make the instructions easier to follow. The new pattern includes both layers and A0 printing, woot woot!!! This pattern has an amazingly flattering fit. I struggle with store bought button ups that they always feel constrictive and are either too boxy or pulling across the bust. Making my own allows me to combine sizes to get the perfect fit. The pattern is designed with full princess seams to the shoulder which make alterations for a full bust or narrow shoulder quick and painless.
Now let's talk options. Classic button ups have a full collar, but you can also make this pattern using just the collar stand for a mandarin collar look. When it comes to sleeves, you have classic long sleeve with functioning cuff, 3/4 sleeve with the option of a button tab, short sleeves, and even sleeveless finishing instructions. Then there are optional chest pockets to change up the look even more.
Check out some of these amazing Blog Posts from the past:
And my amazing group of testers who reworked this pattern with me inch by inch: