linen shorts from my sewing room. Not sure why I've taken so long...perhaps it has to do with the ridiculous lack of men's clothing patterns (that don't involve vests). If I thought little boy's had it rough in the pattern department, men have it far worse! Enter Colette Patterns. With their Negroni camp shirt pattern, there was some salvation that a person could make something fairly stylish for their guy (or for themselves).
tutorial here, I opted for a real button placket instead of a facing and followed instructions here for a collar stand and collar. Very simple changes, actually, and both turned out lovely!
tutorial by fellow Britex guess blogger, Jen, and then sewing them down might be better). I need the practice for the special fabric coming up!
By the way, did everyone catch "The Great British Sewing Bee"? I can't believe I almost missed such a sweet and wonderful 4 episode series. Impressive that they made their men's shirts in under 4 hours!