Button Down Shirt - Boys & Girls

5 (3)

Customer Experiences

This shirt comes from ages 1-2 right up to 12-14.

This super cool and urban inspired classic button down shirt is anything but run of the mill. It has a collar and collar stand, integrated front button placket, which makes it up to date and easier to sew too! The cuffs are buttoned and have the traditional gentleman's closure. If you thought that's too difficult then watch the video and think again. It’s easy if you know how!

The back yoke is lined with a contrast fabric and the back shirt has two pleats to allow for movement, making it comfortably loose with a longer curved back and shorter front. I love using contrast fabrics because they always add interest and also save on fabric cost. I usually have something suitable in my stash. I suppose most of you have much bigger ‘stashes’ judging by what I see on Facebook groups. So get in there find a match and experiment.

The shirt can be finished with buttons or snaps. There is a separate video showing you how to insert snaps too, so you don't have to worry about messing it up. I did use the snap setter tool for the snaps. It’s an awesome tool you should not be without. Recently I dug up a cheap alternative on Amazon too. Yes it takes 3 weeks to come but at 1/3 of the usual costs its one I wouldn’t miss out on.

Like all Frocks & Frolics sewing patterns, the Shirt includes easy-to-follow instructions with photos showing you how to sew each step plus the signature video tutorials.Just scroll down and start watching, you won’t be able to stop yourself making not one but a whole lot of cute & cool shirts.


You’ll receive an email immediately after purchase with a link to download PDF files of the pattern and instructions, which you can print at home on either A4 or US Letter paper. When choosing the pattern make sure you tick which format you need. In the US and Canada choose US letter size which is wider and shorter than A4 paper. Everywhere else opt for A4 paper format.


Stylish and adventures hobby sewists.


Light- to medium-weight fabrics, plain weave cotton, chambray, lighter weight wool.


  • Fabric: 1m-1.5 m depending on size
  • Matching thread
  • 9 buttons or snap fasteners
  • 0.30 m (1/4 yard) iron-on interfacing – light weight
  • Sewing machine and basic tools, including an invisible zipper foot

Customer Reviews (3)

Button down shirt

Posted by Kathy Archibald on Apr 7th 2017
Thankyou for a fabulous pattern and video tutorial. I really enjoyed making this shirt and the fit is perfection. The video tutorial is very thorough and extremely helpful. Will be making many more of these. I love all of your patterns but this one was special. I have no hesitatation in recommending this pattern to anyone wanting to make a professional looking shirt.


Posted by Melissa Calcutti on Jan 9th 2017
Hands down the best place to learn to sew children's clothing, the video support is fantastic! The designs do not look like a beginner project and are finished inside beautifully.


Posted by Rebecca Hill on Jan 9th 2017
I have only recently started sewing. I purchased a pattern from Spotlight and I was so confused! This pattern is so easy to follow, I love the fact that there is written instructions and videos on You Tube. I have successfully made a shirt for my son following this pattern :)
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