Bookworm Button Up Sewing Pattern

Bookworm Button Up Sewing Pattern for Boys and Girls - Blank Slate Patterns

Hey y’all. Today I want to talk more about my latest pattern, the Bookworm Button Up, and share some tester photos. We had an AWESOME group of testers for the latest Pattern Anthology collection, and I love seeing all the versions of the pattern they made – they really maxed out the options included in this pattern.

And this pattern does come with a ton of options. In fact, I think this may be the longest instructional tutorial I’ve ever written because of all the options. For boys there are views A & B, with options for straight or shirttail hems and pleated or rectangular pockets in two locations.

Line Drawings View A&B - Hi-Lo Hem on View C - Bookworm Button Up Sewing Pattern for Boys and Girls - Blank Slate Patterns

And for girls there is the option of a high-low hem with a deep pleat or a crossback, and there are bow pockets and bow sleeves.

Line Drawings View C&D - Hi-Lo Hem on View C - Bookworm Button Up Sewing Pattern for Boys and Girls - Blank Slate Patterns

But enough about the line drawings – what do these shirts look like sewn up? Well, take a look at all these AMAZING tester photos.

View D Crossback - Bookworm Button Up Sewing Pattern for Boys and Girls - Blank Slate Patterns

View D Crossback

Adorable Bow Pockets - Bookworm Button Up Sewing Pattern for Boys and Girls - Blank Slate Patterns

View D front

View B - Hi-Lo Hem on View C - Bookworm Button Up Sewing Pattern for Boys and Girls - Blank Slate Patterns

Boys View B, country style

Stacy Sews blogged about her rockabilly style Bookworm Button up (shown below).

Rockabilly View B - Bookworm Button Up Sewing Pattern for Boys and Girls - Blank Slate Patterns

View B with contrast yoke and pockets

Rock star - Bookworm Button Up Sewing Pattern for Boys and Girls - Blank Slate Patterns

View B with contrast yoke, placket and pockets

Polka Dot View C - Bookworm Button Up Sewing Pattern for Boys and Girls - Blank Slate Patterns

View C high low hem

Hi-Lo Hem on View C - Bookworm Button Up Sewing Pattern for Boys and Girls - Blank Slate Patterns

View C with contrast bows and back yoke

Floral Print - Bookworm Button Up Sewing Pattern for Boys and Girls - Blank Slate Patterns

View C in a floral print

Bow Pockets - Bookworm Button Up Sewing Pattern for Boys and Girls - Blank Slate Patterns

Bow detail on View C

Back of View D - Bookworm Button Up Sewing Pattern for Boys and Girls - Blank Slate Patterns

View D with metallic accents

Swiss Dot version - Bookworm Button Up Sewing Pattern for Boys and Girls - Blank Slate Patterns

Swiss dot version

View C Toddler Version - Bookworm Button Up Sewing Pattern for Boys and Girls - Blank Slate Patterns

View D with bow sleeves

View B - Bookworm Button Up Sewing Pattern for Boys and Girls - Blank Slate Patterns

Boys view B with subtle bias plaid pockets

Stripes on Bookworm Button Up Sewing Pattern for Boys and Girls - Blank Slate Patterns

View A with contrasting stripes

 

Old House Mama blogged about her cute Bookworm Button Up shown below. Click over to see more darling photos of her little guy.

View A Toddler Version - Bookworm Button Up Sewing Pattern for Boys and Girls - Blank Slate Patterns

View A in a whale print

So what are you waiting for? Grab your Bookworm Button Up now!

Boys - Bookworm Button Up Sewing Pattern for Boys and Girls - Blank Slate Patterns Girls Bookworm Button Up Sewing Pattern for Boys and Girls - Blank Slate Patterns

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Comments

  1. Catherine Dorsey says

    This is a really cute shirt pattern. Just love all the ways you made it and the fabrics and colors. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. says

    Oh my gosh, Melissa, you have knocked it out of the park. This is such a great pattern. Can’t even stand the cuteness of the bow version! Congratulations!

  3. jonquil says

    Love the versatility of this pattern. Unfortunately, my grandchildren are getting too grown! They need size 10/12, minimum.

  4. says

    I knew i wanted this pattern, i wasn’t sure I needed it until I saw the tester photos! That cross-back is ADORABLE. I love the little girl versions a lot (which is saying something because I’m so into revolutionary boy stuff lol )

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