Introducing the Butano Button Up

Introducing the Butano Button Up

Introducing our new Butano Button Up Sewing Pattern! The Butano Button Up is both an understated essential and the ultimate styling workhorse in your wardrobe! The Butano has a relaxed fit with enough ease to feel effortless without being entirely oversized. It comes with options to be sewn with short sleeves or long sleeves with a bound placket and cuff. The optional neckerchief runs through belt loops on the collar stand and can be worn in a bunch of different ways. The shirt also features bust darts, a back pleat, collar stand, and a cute chest patch pocket. The instructions feature clever construction to make the trickier aspects of sewing a button up achievable for the confident beginner! Continue reading to find out everything you need to know about the Butano Button Up.

Fit Notes:

The Butano has a relaxed fit without being oversized. It has plenty of ease through the body and generous length but isn’t slouchy through the shoulders and sleeves. The back hem is designed to hit mid butt. The Butano Button Up was drafted using sample measurements for a B bra cup and for a height of 5’6”[168cm].

We recommend choosing a size based on your full chest measurement. For guidance on common fit adjustments, click here for more fit information.


Size Chart:

Finished Garment Measurments:

The measurements below are the dimensions of the garment after it is sewn. LENGTH CF is measured down the center front of the shirt starting just below the collar stand.LENGTH CB is measured down the center back of the shirt starting just  below the collar stand. Sleeve lengths are measured starting at the shoulder seam and straight down to the sleeve hem.

Yardage Requirments:

You may need to purchase extra yardage if your fabric has a heavy nap, is directional, striped, or has an obvious repeat.

Recomended Fabric:

The Butano Button Up is designed for woven fabrics. Any sort of light to medium weight woven is suitable. If you choose a fabric like a mid-weight twill or denim you will get a more structured top. If you choose a drapier fabric like a rayon challis or silk, you will get a blousier top.

  • The green/white striped photo shoot sample is a made from a cotton poplin.
  • The white photo shoot sample is made from a 4.5 oz silk noil.
  • The checked orange/yellow short sleeved version is made from a 5 oz 100% linen.
  • The patchwork short sleeved version is made from a crinkle rayon challis fabric.

Shop the pattern here

Washed Linen in Celery 

Soft Washed Linen By Backbird Fabrics

Strawberry Viscose & Linen Fabric Godmother

Frutta Viscose Linen Fabric Godmother

Cotton Poplin Making Waves, Sew Me Sunshine

Yarn Dyed Cotton Stripe, Sew Me Sunshine

Yarn Dyed Linen, Stone Mountain & Daughter 

Project Ideas & Ready To Wear Inspiration

The Butano is such a classic style that it will be a timeless piece in your wardrobe, however button-up shirts are really having a moment in the spotlight, and there are lots of ready-to-wear versions at the moment. We have collated some beautiful RTW versions we have spotted that we think would make great project ideas for the Butano! 

We hope you love the pattern as much as we do, if sharing on social media use the hashtag #ButanoButtonUp and tag us @fridaypatterncompany 

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