Closet Core Patterns Jenna Shirt and Dress


Inspired by the casual fit of men's shirts, Jenna has an oversized + slouchy silhouette and features beautiful details and super wearable proportions. A shirt pattern that is destined to become an indispensable part of your daily uniform.

Nothing compares to an oversized menswear-inspired shirt when it comes to iconic wardrobe staples, and the Jenna Button-up shirt ticks all the boxes. Perfectly proportioned and loaded with polished and classic shirting details, Jenna features a loose fit, drop shoulder, deep back yoke, chest pocket, traditional shirt collar and collar stand, and a long sleeve with a classic tower placket and cuff. A dream styling piece that pairs with just about everything, Jenna will breathe new life into your closet.

View A is the perfect everyday button-up shirt, ending below the seat with a deeply curved hem. View B is a cropped button-up shirt with a straight hem. View C is a shirtdress with a gathered skirt panel.

Please note this pattern is available in Alpha Sizing, a new addition to the Closet Core size range.  This pattern spans from XXS (31" bust, 33" hip) to 4X (60" bust, 62" hip).

Pattern Difficulty: Intermediate

Recommended Fabric :

  • Light to midweight wovens and shirtings.
  • For a crisp, classic shirt, choose structured wovens like poplin, chambray, oxford, broadcloth, and dobby and twill shirtings.
  • For a softer effect, choose linen, Tencel, voile, viscose, silk, or flannel.

​Fabric requirements:

114cm wide: 
SHIRT > Sizes XXS-L = 2.7m, Sizes XL-1X = 3m, Sizes 2X-4X = 3.6m
CROP > Sizes XXS-L = 2.3m, Sizes XL-1X = 2.5m, Sizes 2X-3X = 3m, Sizes 4X = 3.4m
DRESS > Sizes XXS-S = 4.6m, Sizes M-L = 5.5m, Sizes XL-1X = 5.9m, Sizes 2X-3X = 6.4m, Sizes 4X = 6.6m 

150cm wide:
SHIRT > Sizes XXS-S = 1.8m, Sizes M-L = 2m, Sizes XL-1X = 2.5m, Size 2X-4X = 2.7m
CROP > Sizes XXS-S = 1.6m, Sizes M-L = 1.8m, Sizes XL-1X = 2m, Sizes 2X-4X = 2.5m
DRESS > Sizes XXS-S = 3.2m, Sizes M-L = 3.4m, Sizes XL-1X = 4.3m, Sizes 2X-3X = 5m, Sizes 4X = 5.7m

You will also need:

  • Fusible interfacing 0.5 m. Choose a light to midweight woven interfacing for a softer effect. • Choose a crisp, non-woven interfacing for sturdier cuffs and collars.
  • Shirt buttons, 13-15 mm wide. • 12 buttons for View A • 10 buttons for View B • 9 buttons for View C
  • Matching thread
  • Marking tool

Photo credits: Closet Core Patterns

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Fabric > This is cut to become a bespoke product, we are unable to offer a refund if you change your mind.  We encourage you to order a sample first if colour, texture and weight is important for your project.   

Yarn + Other Goods > If you are not delighted with your purchase, we will happily refund, exchange or offer a store credit on full priced yarn and other goods within 30 days of purchase and in their original As New condition. 

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