As you gain excitement for sewing your own clothes (or clothes for others!), you'll eventually want to make your first basic button-down shirt. Why? Because button-downs look good on everyone, and they're great for days when you want to feel a touch more put together. After you find a design that gets you excited, it's time to choose your fabric for the project! We recommend using our Cotton Lawn Ultra or Organic Cotton Sateen – they're both soft next to the skin and lovely for shirting. The Cotton Lawn Ultra is the lighter-weight option of the two if you want to wear the button-down in warmer months. Finally, pick a pattern below that fits your style – we've selected some great patterns in this round up of basic button-downs! 

Aster-colette-sew-alongCollette Aster Sew Along | Sewalongs with Colette Patterns 

Carly-in-stitches-granvilleGranville Shirt | Carly In Stitches
 
Lucky Lucille_mustang_shirt
Cotton & Steel Mustang Shirt | Lucky Lucille
 
Archer button-down Archer button-down shirt | Awfully Nice 
Jakob-burda-styleJakob button-down shirt | Burda Style
 
We'd love to know, do you have a favorite button-down pattern or technique? Share it with us in the comments below!
 
UPDATE: Sprout Patterns now offers the Archer Button Up by Grainline Studio and will be offering more shirt patterns by indie pattern makers in the future!
 

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  • I’m apologizing right now for being nit-picky, but “button-down” means a collar with buttons that secure it to the front panel of the shirt. Here, you’re talking about button FRONT shirts.

    Now that I’ve gone all Hermione on this blog post, I shall retire to a quiet corner and shut the heck up.

    😉

    • Demi-Rose Walter

      If you think that is bad (Liz N.) you should try googling blouse patterns. Every style of women\’s\’ top possible will be listed together. I always took blouse to mean women\’s top with button front, collar and sleeves.