I used the pattern Burda 7525, Version 1, which has a half button down placket. After much contemplation and deliberation I chose a paisley pattern called Bourton (Tana Lawn) which is broadly beige, brown and red, which I purchased from sewbox, here. Liberty had a man's shirt in this fabric so I reckoned it would be fine.
It was my first time using my new sewing machine for buttonholes which makes it all so much easier (apart from one where my bobbin thread ran out - stupid!) so there may be more garments with buttonholes now. Hooray!
|Pleat detail on back with triangle top stitching (at the top)|
He seems pretty pleased and it is unique I guess. I'm pleased too and now I can get on with some spring planning for what I 'need' to sew - yes, spring!