August 5 ~ Back to School Pattern: Woodlands Shirt

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Sew Liberated Woodlands Shirt by Jennifer, Parrish Platz

Jennifer made this darling version of the Woodland Shirt from Sew Liberated, which can be made in unisex sizes 2T-10. We love the buttons! Jennifer writes about the top on her Parrish Platz blog, and adds, “The pattern was easy to follow and went together fast. Next time I will lengthen the pattern first as it was kind of short on my daughter. I used quilter’s tweed which is a nice change!…”

Pattern Info:
From the pattern package: With its square neckline, asymmetrical front pleat, and darling button work, the Woodlands Shirt is bound to be cherished by the boy or girl who wears it. By adding a tiny, embroidered pocket for gathering Nature’s treasures, you will have created a family heirloom.

WIN THIS PATTERN! Sew Liberated Patterns generously donated this pattern for our Back to School fun! Comment below for a chance to win. We’ll randomly select and announce the winner on Monday.

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201 Responses to August 5 ~ Back to School Pattern: Woodlands Shirt

  1. Kaja says:

    Oh! As a member of BA (=Buttonoholics Anonymous) I loove this one! Love the idea of getting the recipient to choose which buttons to use!

  2. jes says:

    I love love love this top! I can’t say how cute I think this top is. I’m this pattern to my wish list!

  3. Jen says:

    So stinking cute!

  4. LFinn says:

    What a sweet pattern! Thanks for highlighting it for us.

  5. Christine G says:

    Does it come in Adult sizes too?? :oP My girls would love this top!

  6. Carla says:


  7. Rita says:

    Great pattern!

  8. Sandra says:

    Really cute. I’m in

  9. Kathryn says:

    What an adorable top! Would love this pattern!

  10. Mama Lusco says:

    I’ve been wanting this one, too! It is darling 🙂

  11. Izza says:

    cute top…love the button details.

  12. Kristina says:

    The buttons are my favorite. Love the pattern.

  13. Kim says:

    ooooohhhhhh! my daughters would look darling in this top! i love sew liberated patterns.

  14. Amy says:

    oooh, I can just imagine the treasures I would find in that cute little pocket! So inspiring in the natural color, I need to remember that girls aren’t just pink/purple…

  15. Jennifer says:

    Cute cute cute! My daughter would love this pattern. She’s into buttons! =0)

  16. Kristin M says:

    What a cute shirt! I would love to make this for my daughter!

  17. Jill says:

    cute pattern! Would love to win it.

  18. Christi says:

    please pick me. my boys are always left out but would look so cute in this!

  19. Catherine says:

    so pretty! seeing some lovely patterns today!

  20. Summer says:

    Adorable! I love this shirt!!

  21. kathleen says:

    oh I have been wanting that sweet pattern!

  22. April says:

    So cute! This would look great on my 2 1/2 year old son or 6 month old daughter this fall/winter.

  23. Michelle says:

    That would be adorable on my daughter! I love hte fabric, too.

  24. Sofia says:

    I love this pattern!! I would be very happy if I won it!!!

  25. This top looks gorgeous.

  26. Gretchen says:

    Love the asymmetry. It’s my fave look for the 3T set this season.

  27. Natacha says:

    This looks very cute, especially the buttons.

  28. Maria says:

    That is so cute! I’d love to win this pattern – would be entirely fitting for when my daughter starts in her woodland kindergarten 🙂

  29. stacy says:

    Sew Liberated patterns are great to work with, this one is adorable, thanks for a chance to win!

  30. MichelleRenee says:

    Love this! Love to play with embroidery and buttons.

  31. Em says:

    I love this pattern – my kids would wear it all the time! AND it would make a great kid gift!

  32. Kirsten says:

    I love the sew liberated patterns. This one is great. What a nice neckline.

  33. Jennifer says:

    I love all the ways you can change up this shirt. It’s so sweet!

  34. Marlena says:

    i would love to make this one. I had my eye on it for a while.

  35. Stephanie says:

    Wow, I love this one. Lots of possibilities!

  36. Abbington says:

    I love the buttons and embroidery detail!

  37. Denise says:

    LUV iT:) My lil Goose would just look so Cute in that! Thanks for the chance!

  38. Tammy says:

    The buttons and embroidery make this shirt extra special. Would love to make it!

  39. nopinkhere says:

    Having a boy and a girl, I LOVE patterns that will work for both, especially with such a nice size range. Lots of fun ways to make it individual.

  40. indywriter says:

    I love square-neck tops! And the off-center buttons put this one over the top. Such a sweet look!

  41. Aimee says:

    love love LOVE!

  42. Cova says:

    It’s so cute!

  43. Rach says:

    I love this! I like the different buttons and the one pocket.

  44. WandaFish says:

    So, so cute! Thanks for the chance to win such a lovely pattern.

  45. Alyssa L. says:

    So cute!

  46. Leandre says:

    Love this pattern; have been dying to try it!

  47. drainl says:

    What a beautiful shirt! I love it!

  48. Sima says:

    oooh i love this. It would be really cool to win it.

  49. Elizabeth says:

    I’d love to make this for my 3-year-old niece Margaret. And her little sister Piper could wear it in a few years too…

  50. Julie says:

    Adorable! My daughter is especially fond of hedgehogs. I’m envisioning an embroidered one on the pocket.

  51. kyla says:

    i’ve been itching to make this for my two little ones! hope to win…

  52. Kathie says:

    Love the button details. Thanks for the chance.

  53. Rebekah says:

    OMW, that is one of the sweetest shirts ever. Definitely will have to make with a super twirly skirt too 🙂

  54. I love this top! First time I saw it I thought it was the cutest top ever. Love the woodsy feel to it!

  55. Melissa says:

    That shirt is sooo cute!!!

  56. kelli says:

    LOVE IT! This is so cute with the buttons…great way to show off some novelty or special ones too!

  57. Sara says:

    That shirt is so super cute! That would make a perfect back to school shirt for my little girl…

  58. Leah says:


  59. Alyssa says:

    I loooovve Sew Liberated’s patterns!!! They are always on my want list! This version is sooo cute!!

  60. Sarah says:

    I love love love the embroidered pocket and square neckline. I could see both my daughter and son wearing this pattern 🙂

  61. Jill Pierce says:

    Very cute shirt. I have two daughters that I want to make this shirt for.

  62. virginia says:

    Love the buttons. I just found your site recently and am enjoying what I see.

  63. Deanna says:

    I agree with many previous commentors: the buttons make the shirt.

  64. Kristy says:

    I wish that shirt came in my size!

  65. Barb says:

    This is so cute! my daughter would love it!

  66. PeachRainbow says:

    awww, That’s so cute!

  67. Tracy says:

    What a sweet shirt! I love the buttons!

  68. jen says:

    Gorgeous pattern, I love it.

  69. Amy S says:

    Would be adorable on my 18-month old!

  70. galen says:

    sooooooo cute would love to try this

  71. KTseams says:

    So simple and adorable!

  72. Rosa in the Antipodes says:

    It is a beauty! I love the buttons!

  73. Kelsey says:

    Such a cute shirt!!

  74. Chris says:

    Adorable- and it looks so easy to adapt and embellish!

  75. Katrina says:

    What a cute shirt! I love how simple it is but you can make it special with a couple small touches.

  76. Kristin says:

    Wow I love it! Would love to make it for my daughter

  77. Julie Luca says:

    This would be wonderful for my granddaughter. Some simple and classic.

  78. Cat says:

    Oh squish, too cute! I want one for my two girls, and one for me!

  79. Marla says:

    Adorable shirt. I like that it can be for a girl or boy.

  80. Jasmine says:

    Oh my gosh, LOVE. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

  81. Such a sweet shirt, I’d love to make it for my granddaughter. She is starting school this fall, and I am making clothes for her.

  82. Mikaela says:

    Very Cute!

  83. Michelle says:

    Oh, that’s a great shirt! I like the buttons, too.

  84. ~Helena~ says:

    Oh my gosh, super darling.

  85. Robyn says:

    Super cute! And so much room for embroidery or other adornment!

  86. Sara says:

    If I had a girl I would make this for her:)

  87. Robin E. says:

    What a unique top! I’m intrigued.

  88. Devon says:

    I love this version of the top with the unicorn on the pocket!!

  89. Wendy says:

    This is very cute. The buttons are the best!

  90. Caroline says:

    Very cute! The buttons definitely make the shirt!

  91. Colleen Butler says:

    I think this is my favorite pattern so far – so adorable – the buttons and little embroidery!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  92. beverlyanne says:

    I would love to make this for my granddaughter who is as cute as the little girl in your photo.

  93. Leah says:

    What a cute pattern and an even sweeter little girl. 🙂 The buttons set it off nicely.

  94. Charity says:

    Lovely pattern!

  95. Corinnea says:

    This is so well done! I love everything about it!

  96. jill says:

    I have had this pattern on my “to buy” list for awhile. The buttons are too cute.

  97. deborah says:

    oh, please enter me. i’d love to make this.

  98. Heather L says:

    That is super cute. Love love love!

  99. Shelly says:

    Oh, I have wanted one of these patterns for a long time! I would love it! Love the buttons!

  100. Sara says:

    I love this pattern and the little buttons, how cute. 🙂

  101. Sakura says:

    That is a great top! I want to make it for my 2 little girls 3yrs and 6yrs. Love it!

  102. Helena says:

    Too darling! Both my girls would look adorable in this!

  103. What a sweet pattern!

  104. ErinNH says:

    This is on my list. I love it.

  105. Becky says:

    I have been eyeing this pattern for awhile- I think it would be so cute for my boys!

  106. naomig says:

    That is TOO CUTE! My kiddos would love that! 🙂

  107. sarah g says:

    this is adorable!! i love it

  108. Its_Lily says:

    That shirt is wonderful. The wearer can’t help but feel special wearing it.

  109. Kadybug says:

    I love the buttons and embroidery. So classy!

  110. Suzanne says:

    Love the shirt! The buttons really make it interesting! It is perfect for my outdoor loving Colorado girl! Thanks for the chance to win the pattern

  111. Sarah says:

    that is so cute, especially in that nice, natural fabric. 🙂

  112. Kate says:

    What a great way to use those too-cure single buttons.

  113. Sarah says:

    How CUTE is this!

  114. Maria says:

    I love the square neck on it, and the side front pleat will be an interesting thing to see how it is done.

  115. Alexis says:

    So cute! I love the sizing- it will work for both my kids! Thanks for the chance to win!

  116. Sarah says:

    what a cute top and pattern!

  117. teri pastorino says:

    very cute pattern, need to reread to see about sizes. i am getting way too inspired to sew and have so little time to fit it in

  118. Wow! very nice pattern for the little princess.

  119. Jenn Ward says:


  120. Lauren says:

    Amazing little top! I love it!

  121. Amy says:

    Very adorable! Would love to win.

  122. Sheri Gress says:

    Love this top! I can see it being a favourite year round for my girls and a treasured gift for friends. 🙂

  123. Michele says:

    I love this top – Is there a pattern for grown-up girls too!!!

  124. Shannon H says:

    LOVE this pattern! Both my girls could wear shirts from this one!! And a niece too 🙂 Thanks for sharing to information about it to.

  125. Emily says:

    Very sweet.

  126. Marsel says:

    So pretty!

  127. Christa says:

    Beautiful top! The buttons add so much.

  128. Alina says:

    this top is so sweet. I have two sons, but few nieces, so I would give it a try.
    thank you for the giveaway!

  129. Annie says:

    Such a cute pattern!

  130. Sonicka says:

    This looks like a fun pattern to sew!

  131. My daughter enters kindergarten in the fall with a school uniform policy… I have faith, though, that given the parameters of the policy I can still send her to school in unique clothing … and this little top would be perfect!

  132. That is a beautiful shirt. I love the buttons!

  133. Jamilee says:

    Love the botton detailing! Looks very comfy!

  134. amy says:

    I love this pattern and have had my eye on it for some time. Thanks for the giveaway!

  135. Kimberly says:

    Gorgeous, and so unique!

  136. Cindy says:

    Love it! Especially the button detail1

  137. pedilu says:

    OMG! This is so cute! I wish I would win! :.D

  138. Mary Margaret says:

    Pretty little top!

  139. Mary Read says:

    Love this pattern. Amassing patterns to sew for my niece, and would love to add this one to the collection.

  140. Megan says:


  141. Jennifer says:

    Absolutely adorable! Love it!

  142. Megan says:

    Oh goodness – that would be so cute for my daughter, who is just about to turn three!

  143. desiree says:

    that shirt is adorable!

  144. Cindi C says:

    Another too cute pattern….thanks for finding them all for us!!

  145. Jess Snethen says:

    very cute! this would look cute on either one of my daughters! thanks for sharing!

  146. Kristy says:

    Wwhat a cute top! and I think I recognize the unicorn embroidery from Sumblime Stitching? Love it!

  147. Leigh Ann says:

    This is so cute and it can be used over and over again!

  148. Jane says:

    I love this shirt pattern, it would be perfect fro my granddaughter, who is a collector of “things”

  149. The buttons are adorable!

  150. Cute! I need more long sleeved patterns!

  151. This is such a versatile pattern and also so cute!

  152. Julie W says:

    Cute top! Would love the pattern!!

  153. Pattij says:

    This is a very cool shirt! Would love to win!

  154. Cutest pattern I have seen in a long time!!!!

  155. Cyndi Tullos says:

    Cute Top!

  156. Heather J. says:

    Oh, that is adorable! I can just picture my little girl in that, especially since the embroidered pocket would make it “fancy” (an essential quality in all of her clothes).

  157. Kimmysuv says:

    I am so loving all of these children’s patterns!

  158. Carmela says:

    Just lovely!

  159. Tammy says:

    Too cute!

  160. Count me in please:)

  161. Mari says:

    This blouse is just lovely! I think there should be a grown-up version too!

  162. The buttons are the best part. I love new sewing ideas, thanks.

  163. Enney says:

    This is beautiful! Although it is a few years before my girl is off to school I would love to start stocking her hangers with more than a few of these.

  164. LeAnna says:

    What a super cute shirt! My girls would love the buttons.

  165. Lael says:

    I’d love a chance to win!

  166. Heather C says:

    Beautiful. I love her fabric choices. My 2 year old would look so cute in this!

  167. Pamela says:

    Such an adorable shirt!

  168. Karen Compton says:

    I love this pattern. The mis-matched buttons are the cutest!

  169. briana says:


  170. heather b says:

    Very sweet top!

  171. Elizabeth says:

    Cute! It would be a good excuse to get out my embroidery machine.


  172. Elle says:

    Oooh! Love this shirt.

  173. Tiffany says:

    that is way too cute! i love the button details!!!

  174. craftytammie says:

    so sweet! the model is darling too!

  175. Monique says:

    Super cute- I could make a bunch!

  176. Mel says:

    Love it!!

  177. Jessica B-N says:

    This is such an adorable little shirt! It would be so cute for my daughter for fall.

  178. Stephanie says:

    I love this pattern. The buttons are so cute

  179. Milica says:

    I don’t know if I could love this pattern more! So adorable! It is definitely going in the sewing queue!

  180. The sweetest little shirt!

  181. Lori Lawrence says:

    What a beautiful top.. I love the button detail!

  182. Tonia says:

    This shirt is so sweet! I love that it’s for boys and girls.

  183. Morgan says:

    This shirt is so sweet!

  184. Melissa says:

    I love the details! I have a busy 3-year old that could make good use of that pocket!

  185. Mary Jo says:

    I like that the design is “simple” -and you can really use it for a wide range of sizes- cute on a toddler or a grade school girl.

  186. Jenn says:

    Totally adorable! (I want one in me size!)

  187. Gloria says:

    I love it. Different and charming. Perfect for my different and charming little fairy. Fingers crossed. Glup.

  188. Valerie says:

    It’s darling. The buttons are super cute!

  189. Ange says:

    This is just adorable!

  190. Aleese says:

    <3 This is one I've been in love with and wanting to try for a looong time now!

  191. Jill B says:

    I’d love this pattern!

  192. Ana says:

    Such a cute top – I’d love to win this pattern.

  193. Tracy says:

    The buttons make this very sweet..

  194. Lynne Davies says:

    what a beautiful shirt, love it!!Great for both boys and girls !

  195. sy says:

    this is so beautiful. i love the buttons and the embroidery too.

  196. Chris Pessoa says:

    How beautiful! I really want to do it for my daugther!

  197. bruinbr says:

    Those buttons and embroidery are adorable! I would love to make this for my daughter! 🙂

  198. miktha says:

    nice colours.. is it really for a boy too?

  199. Coleen Hauth says:

    OH! I would love this one… especially with an embroidery pattern from Badbird on the little pocket.

  200. Laura Reich says:

    That is so precious!

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