Add a touch of class to your kiddo's wardrobe with the Classic Oxford Button-Up! Pattern includes options for short sleeves, long sleeves, and convertible sleeves with a button-tab. Dress it up with a tie or dress it down in a fun print or flannel. The possibilities are endless!
Need help? Make sure you check out the Classic Oxford Sew Along blog posts for some helpful video tutorials
Pattern comes with a full tutorial and color photos in an easy to print PDF. Pattern pieces are computer generated and color coded for easy cutting.
An instant download link will be sent to your email as soon as payment is completed. Save the PDF to your computer and print off as many times as you like.
You may sell items made with this pattern. You may not resell, copy, or redistribute this pattern in any form.
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Posted by Unknown on 16th Apr 2017
I consider myself an intermediate level sewist, and usually I focus on knits, but I really wanted to sew some button down shirts for my nephews. This pattern is very straightforward and clear, but the skills needed to sew a collared shirt are tough. My first shirt came out ok, and I'm hoping the next one will be even better. Precision counts for woven patterns, whereas you can fudge things a bit on knits. Definitely a pattern worth trying, but you should have a fair amount of experience, as this is not for beginners.
Posted by CC on 30th Jul 2016
I was worried this pattern would be too difficult for me, but the instructions and pictures made it a breeze. I look forward to making even more classic oxfords in the future.
Posted by Kristin Gates on 17th Jun 2016
I had been trying to find something to make my son, the girls get a lot but there isn't much that comes through for boys. This was a great 'beginner' shirt as far as no real fancy seams or embellishment type things. Great instructions and good pictures for reference.
Posted by Evette on 12th Jun 2016
Great pattern with fabulous instructions. I followed the modifications in a blog post on how to turn it into a more casual "camp shirt." It worked up really well and even my semi-beginner sewing skills were up to the task. I made a 3T without measuring (bad I know), RTW 3T is a little big on him, but this fit just perfectly. I'm going to size up for the next one so he'llr have a little more room to grow.
Posted by Unknown on 7th May 2016
Very cute when finished and very easy for an experienced sewer, however
directions are easy to follow if need be. I've used the pattern multiple times with various modifications e.g. straight edge bottom for a summer shirt to wear over short.
Posted by Lila on 14th Apr 2016
Im a Begginer sewist, and I really love the way that the instructions make it easy to sew this shirt, the results were great. The only confused part for me, was the collar/collar stand.
Posted by Kelly on 4th Apr 2016
Great pattern, easy to follow, a little time consuming but well worth the end result. I made the shirt to go with Pier 49 Convertible Pants. They look stunning together. Thanks Peek-a-boo Patterns.
Posted by Kristin on 30th Mar 2016
This was the most challenging thing I've ever made (I've made Bargello quilts and we built our own kitchen cabinets from scratch), but thanks to the wonderful directions it turned out great. I think I put the collar stand in upside down, but other than that the directions are very clear and easy to read. I see a million more of these in my future. 3t fit my three year old perfect without any modifications.
Posted by Unknown on 25th Mar 2016
I have now made five of these shirts, and I can say for sure that my problems are not cutting errors. The pattern is drafted very skinny, even for my skinny sons, and the sleeves are poorly drafted. They are almost impossible to fit.
The pattern is easy to understand and you end up with a decent shirt. However, if the pattern has drafting issues.
Posted by Catherine on 26th Jan 2016
I was led to believe that shirts were difficult but I managed this on my own. I am an adventurous beginner and have made several shirts now. They look fabulous and the pattern is very clear. The only change I made was to use snaps instead of buttons as it was for a toddler.
Posted by Cecilia on 25th Jan 2016
This was my first PAB Pattern and first shirt I made for my son, I'm happy to report it was a success all round.
The instructions are very clear, you do have to follow and read each step carefully as it can be a little tricky sometimes (I found this for the long sleeve placket and the collar), perhaps having pictures where you can easily tell what's the right and what's the wrong side would make it even easier, but that's all, I did not find this a difficult project, I just had to take it slow.
Sizewise, I made this for my 10year old who is average size, chose size 10 and it fit perfectly, he is thrilled with the result and is already hoping for another one..
Posted by Ashley on 15th Dec 2015
I have tried another button up pattern and it was quite confusing. Peek-a-boo's oxford shirt is amazingly easy to understand and put together. I would say even a beginner could put it together since most of the shirt uses 1/2 inch seam allowance. The larger allowance gives me room to finish my seams with a zigzag, too. I do not have a serger. Do not be intimidated by the button up shirt any longer!
Posted by Teena on 8th Oct 2015
I made size 6 shirt from Frozen fabric for a special girl. It was large in size but we wanted it baggy and she is a tiny thing. Such a wonderful pattern to use, with clear instructions and great finishes. Thanks for another wonderful pattern.
Posted by MARIA HANDS on 4th Sep 2015
I was a relative novice sewist when I bought this pattern via Craftsy (I think) in 2014. I convinced myself that it was too complicated, and that I wouldn't be able to make it, and kept putting it off. FINALLY sat down to look at the pattern and it is SO easy. 20+ shirts later, short sleeve, long sleeve, with pocket, without pocket, and this is my favourite pattern by far. Great to make for gifts for my little dude's friends, and I've even made a My Little Pony one for a little girl. I've made age 3 - age 12 with no issues. You will love this pattern. Buy it! :)
Posted by Jane on 19th Jul 2015
Pattern was easy enough to follow. In my opinion, the collar is a little too wide & the collar stand is not wide enough. I will be changing that in the next one I make. I would also like instructions on finishing seams. I found the sleeves weren't a great fit, they were easier to fit from the centre instead of sides, as in the pattern. Sizing is quite small.
Posted by Unknown on 9th Jun 2015
I am an average sewest and found this a delight to make. I sent a question about the seam allowance on the collar and was promptly answered to reduce it from 1/2 to 1/4 inch. Very helpful!
Posted by SML on 2nd Jun 2015
This is a great pattern for those who have never attempted a button up shirt before. It has enough variations to keep things interesting and set new challenges as you start on your 2nd, 3rd, etc. The only thing I wish is that it had instructions on finishing seams.
Posted by Sara Cogburn on 18th Apr 2015
Such a delight to sew in a 4T. I had one question which was quickly answered concerning the seam allowance for the collar. Have made two and see many more to come!
Posted by Adrienne on 5th Apr 2015
This was my first button up shirt and I am very proud of the results! The shirt is very professional looking and I am excited to make more of these. I had a bit of confusion when rolling the shirt to enclose the yoke (my brain did not want it to work!), but other than that the pattern was very easy for me to follow. It is quick, too. I cut out one evening and sewed a few hours another day to complete it. I love that the pattern includes all sizes for a great price.
Posted by Kim on 5th Mar 2015
My first pdf pattern and I would definitely recommend more! My 3 yr old loves his shirt and wants me to make more! The pictures in the instructions were great. Even though I like the pattern, I think there may have been an easier way to do a couple things, but it's that way with any pattern! Will make more shirts and will buy more pdf patterns.
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