Made up, it looks good on the hanger, but lays kinda funny on my husband, but that may be due to his posture?
I used a cotton sateen so it is very soft. I incorrectly machine stitched everything, even more than I normally do, because I didn't want to spend the time hand sewing. However, I guess to make up for it, I did the gussets by hand (guess there's no other way to do those than by hand anyway), and I even did all 5 of my buttonholes, which is a first for me! I did a few practice buttonholes, got a few tips from Liz Clark on how to do them better, and I think they turned out okay! I think I gained some confidence in doing them when Liz said you need to do about 100 to get them right. I did tons of hand sewing/embroidery when I was a kid, so I figured that had to count for something, and I think it really helped.
I'm really excited to try View A because it's more like the shirts in The Workwoman's Guide which I hope to also figure out later and put up as a tutorial. But first, I need to make a Christmas stocking for the baby (she didn't even get one last year!) and make a baptism dress for our daughter. After that, I think I'll hit men's shirts again.
See how the pleats don't lay flat up by his collarbones? Does it need to be bigger?
Hand sewn buttonholes. Not too shabby. I ordered some shell buttons on E-Bay and was really excited about them. Originally I thought wood was the way to go being a natural product, but no, shell and China are authentic.
Gussets. Actually, I put the other one in backwards, but I think I'll leave it incorrect. You know, make it like those Amish quilts with a mistake? It won't be too hard to fix if it starts to bug me.
And yes, the biggest mistake. Because I shortened the shirt, somehow I did not shorten the front and back to the same length! So instead of buying new fabric, I just pieced.