AVFKW - The Nell Shirt Pattern

Here's the Nell Shirt, our fourth sewing pattern!

A great alternative to a traditional button down, the Nell Shirt is classic with a modern twist. Minimal shaping makes it easy to fit, yet the front placket and strategically placed gathers makes it very flattering. The unconventional collar has interfacing in the back lining so it can be worn standing up for a sophisticated silhouette, or folded down for a more casual look. Make Nell out of shirting, linen or garment weight wool for a daytime or office staple; or sew it up from double gauze, washed silk or voile for a weekend or date night look.

Click here to view the pattern specs and fabric requirements.

Skill Level: intermediate - advanced 
Sizes: 37"-47" finished bust
Yardage: 2-2.5


PLEASE NOTE: This item is for a printed version of the Nell Shirt. It is also available as a PDF download here.

Our printed patterns are printed locally!

The Print Pattern includes:

  • The Nell Shirt pattern (all sizes)
  • Sewing directions

NEW! The Nell Shirt Tracing Kit - all of our sewing patterns are printed on heavy white paper. The idea is to trace off your size rather than cutting the printed pattern. That way, if you want to make other sizes in the future, you can. The components in this kit makes it even easier to sew the Nell Shirt.

This kit includes:

+ .75 yards of fusible interfacing
+ 1.25 yards of dot paper for tracing pattern
+ Pattern hook for storing pattern
+ 60" tape measure

If you'd like to order a pattern and pick it up in the store, please see Pick-Up information on our Shipping Page.


Printed patterns are in stock and ready to ship!


*Coming Spring 2020 - a wider range of sizes! 7/23/20 - ETA: Due to the pandemic, unfortunately it will be Summer 2021 for a range of new sizes. We will be selling through our current stock of printed patterns and will not be re-ordering new printed patterns until we can include a larger range of sizes. We will continue to sell downloadable PDFs, and will allocate the income from the sale of these patterns, to expanding our range of sizes.