Aria Button Down Shirt, Tunic & Dress

33 customer reviews


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This item: Aria Button Down Shirt, Tunic & Dress
Original price was: $12.50.Current price is: $10.00.
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All Love Notions Sewing Patterns are digital downloads, you may print them at home or send to a copy shop. A physical pattern will not be mailed to you.

Is there anything more classic than a button down? The Aria brings you three button down options in one pattern. Choose from the standard shirt length, tunic or above the knee dress. Three sleeve lengths are included as well: sleeveless, short with cuff and long sleeve. The long sleeve option features a beautiful placket with cuff.

You will look and feel so accomplished with this sew. The Aria Button Down is meant for woven fabrics.

Aria Button Down Features:

  • Meant for woven fabrics
  • 3 views: shirt length, tunic length and above the knee dress length
  • 3 sleeve options: long with cuff, short with cuff, and sleeveless
  • Full bust option

Sizes: XS-5X (See Size Charts here)

Skill Level: Intermediate

Pattern Formats Included:

  • Print at home for US letter & A4 paper, trimless format with layers
  • Large format file for copy shop printing. This file will print on seven A0 (33″ x 46″) size sheets. Be sure to instruct your printer to print actual size in black and white on their cheapest paper. We recommend PDFPlotting for printing the large format files.
  • A projector file is also included for those using projector technology

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Check out the on-demand course that goes with the Aria Button Down. This course is the perfect companion, especially those new to sewing. The course will walk you through every step, every view. Watch it in chunks or binge it all at once. No expiration or limits.


The Aria Button Down pdf instant downloadable pattern contains:

  • The Aria Button Down pdf sewing pattern contains 3 views: shirt, tunic and dress
  • Three sleeve lengths- long with cuff, short with cuff and sleeveless
  • The dress view can be sewn without waist definition, with a belt or with a casing and tie.
  • Full bust option for all view.
  • 2 pages of inspiration photos from pattern testers.
  • Cutting guide
  • Bright and clear step by step illustrations and photos.
  • 2 pages to customize the fit.
  • Included is a print chart to only print the pages you need for your style choice.
  • In addition to the print-at-home file, an A0-sized large format file for copy shop printing is also included
  • A projector file is included for those using projector technology
  • Optimized for most tablets with links to each part of the pattern. Print only the pattern pieces and use a tablet or computer to read the instructions to save on ink and paper!
  • This pattern has the ability to print just desired size(s) and in addition, features trimless pattern assembly! Open the PDF in Adobe, select the layer thumbnail on the left-hand menu and then select the size(s) to print. See this tutorial for more information.
  • Designed for both letter and A4 paper printing.
  • Because we value work at home business, feel free to use this pattern in your home sewing businesses.

Size chart

Fabric requirements

Line drawing


Print at home file updated 5/5/22 to include the breast pocket in the print chart
All files updated 5/16/22 to fix missing marking on collars
Large format file update 9/22/23 to fix missing darts on sizes 4X & 5X
All files updated 11/9/23 to include missing place on fold marking as well as widen tower placket for sleeve cuff

33 reviews for Aria Button Down Shirt, Tunic & Dress

  1. Susan Wilbur (verified owner)

    I love this pattern!! This is a classic, button down – a staple in my wardrobe. This pattern gave me my first opportunity to sew a tower placket on the sleeve – straightforward directions and nothing to be intimidated about. I’ve made a tunic length shackett and a short sleeve shirt to date. I see many Arias in my future!

  2. Kim Field (verified owner)

    The instructions were easy to understand and follow. The fitting adjustments that I made were easy to do, with good results. I liked being able to use my quilting cotton or a heavier woven and still have it look good. So far, I’ve made a sleeveless top and a long sleeved shirt. I have some flannel waiting for another.

  3. Caren Augsburger (verified owner)

    Great pattern and instructions. I purchased the class too. Very helpful! I made my first Aria out of checked gingham seersucker. It’s a great long sleeved shirt on its own, or a nice thin second layer over a t-shirt. I’ll be making another one soon.

  4. Jos Ruitenbeek (verified owner)

    Love this pattern, easy to do, even with placket and collar!

  5. Frances Campbell (verified owner)

    Such a great pattern!

    I love the easy collar in one-piece! And the sleeve plackets come together beautifully with good clear instructions.

    Another great pattern from Love Notions!

  6. Rashawn Miller (verified owner)

    This was my very first button front shirt. It came together so quickly, and was amazingly easy. I’m excited to revisit the Aria pattern over and over again in the future.

  7. sassymcreations (verified owner)

    You must get the class to go with this pattern. Best fitting and sewn pieces I’ve made this year. Why did I wait so long after buying the pattern and class? I missed the winter versions, but these linen ones are getting all the compliments!

  8. Gaby20ster (verified owner)

    I honestly cannot believe I made this one! I am a mess with buttons and buttonholes and my blouse looks like purchased. I did use the course and it guides you through all the steps (even chosing the right fabric/notions)

  9. Elisabeth Hirschi (verified owner)

    A good button down pattern is so nice to have! I have tried a lot of different brands button down patterns and was never fully satisfied. I think I have found the one in the Aria!

  10. Karen (verified owner)

    This pattern is so versatile, it will be a staple in my closet. I also purchased the class, being new to clothing sewing it is helpful.

  11. Vicki Piper (verified owner)

    I have already made the shirt dress and I have fabric for 2 more. To be honest, I would have been intimidated but for the step by step class. Now my self confidence is through the roof. I am so grateful

  12. Mary Duckworth (verified owner)

    I purchased the class for this one and it made everything very simple. I even did a. rounded back adjustment so my shirt fits exactly right. I have plans for a few more Arias.

  13. carter.jacqueline (verified owner)

    I bought this pattern and course, love both. I had always struggled with plackets, no more, instructions were great for me as I am very much a visual learner because I am so left handed, love, love, love, have made 4 and am planning again, every one different. Thanks Tami.

  14. aprilschutt (verified owner)

    I have made 3 versions of this now and I love each one. I purchased the course too which I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss anything as I am self taught! Was not disappointed.

  15. Vicki Piper (verified owner)

    I have made the top and a beautiful dress also! Great pattern with such crisp details!

  16. Kristi Craft (verified owner)

    I love this classic button up shirt. I can wear mine stand-alone or with my Oakley vest. Very versatile shirt pattern for everybody. I have the Aria course that I used to help me sew the sleeve plackets and it turned out perfectly. I would recommend buying the course if you are a beginner. Don’t let this pattern scare you away though. Anyone can sew it!

  17. Robyn Munn (verified owner)

    A long time since I made a woven shirt but very happy with this pattern. Easy to follow instructions as usual.

  18. Susan Schmader (verified owner)

    I love the Aria pattern! I’ve made it 4 times already – short sleeved, sleeveless and 2 long sleeved with the tower placket. Fun pattern to make and fun shirt to wear. There will definitely be more!

  19. lynnbuckland (verified owner)

    I’m fairly new to sewing and This is the first time I’ve ever sewn a shirt and it turned out fantastic. Everyone is surprised it’s hand made as they all think it looks really professional. I found the instructins straightforward to follow and I’ll definitely be making more.

  20. Lenore Baker (verified owner)

    I love this pattern! The fit is perfect! I have made several Aria button ups and I have plans for more!

  21. michellekwallace (verified owner)

    This is an easy to sew classic shirt pattern. I made a size large and it fits me well. So far I’ve sewn it twice in the tunic length which I wear over my Sabrina slims. Next I’m planning to make the dress length for summer. I recommend this pattern if you’re looking for a wardrobe staple you’ll make many times.

  22. Patricia Wilson (verified owner)

    I looked a long time for a good button down pattern and this does not disappoint. It is perfect for layering under sweaters or wearing alone. Just like all of Love Notions’ patterns, this one has excellent, easy to follow instructions and the fit is spot on. I never buy any other brand of patterns anymore.

  23. Micola Pot (verified owner)

    This pattern is so thorough! Pattern pieces for everytbing and clear markings. I have little experience with woven but this is easy to make.

  24. Micola Pot (verified owner)

    This pattern is so thorough! Pattern pieces for everytbing and clear markings. I have little experience with woven but this is easy to make.

  25. Caroline Calhoun (verified owner)

    This was my first love notions pattern and it was perfect. Well written instructions that make constructing this garments a breeze!

  26. Rene Lewthwaite (verified owner)

    Lovely, easy button down shirt pattern. It’s so comfy I made three in two days (2 sleeveless and 1 short sleeve). Instructions are very clear and easy to understand, which made construction a breeze!

  27. Jamie Wright (verified owner)

    Such a classic piece to have in your closet. Great directions- simple to follow.

  28. Tanya Melendez (verified owner)

    I made a holiday shirt and now I’m planning on making a stripped dress with a belt. The instructions were relatively straightforward and the only challenge was the sleeve placard.

  29. verabering (verified owner)

    I adore this pattern. I raced off to buy more fabric to make more immediately after I finished the first one. The instructions were so clear and easy to follow, my buttonholes were even amazing!

  30. michellekwallace (verified owner)

    I have made several of these in the tunic length with short sleeves and they fit well and made up easily. Next I want to make a shirt dress for the warmer weather. Great value with all the different lengths and sleeves. A wardrobe staple that I will be making again and again.

  31. Laura Hovey (verified owner)

    This was my first button down shirt; I was surprised how easily it came together. I love the fit… I think having the full bust piece makes it so much easier… especially because I use a projector and do my adjustments digitally.

  32. Rashawn Miller (verified owner)

    This pattern was my very first button down, collared shirt, and it’s still my favorite. It’s a classic, and fairly simple to make. The instructions are great. I started with the short-sleeved version, and just finished my first long sleeve version with tower placket. I’m so pleased with how it turned out.

  33. sadiejnl (verified owner)

    I purchased this pattern + the class. The class was great, easy to follow and I was so pleased with myself as I had never done a placket before. I was ready to do my button holes and THEN thought to try it on!!!!! What a disaster I had forgotten to do the full bust option 😢

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