For my husband's birthday, I had big plans to sew him a couple different shirts, moving beyond my TNT McCall's 6044.
I was looking at a couple in my stash (Vogue 8759 for work and Hot Patterns Coal, Iron and Railway Company Shirt for a casual look) and even pulled out fabric to go with each.
After making 4 of these for my husband already (chambray, stripes, batik, more chambray), I feel like I might be able to make it in my sleep. Same adjustments as usual: size L at the shoulders, blended to somewhere between M and L for the waist, hips and arm width.
I didn't bother with stripe matching on this shirt. The stripes were just too small and the fabric too easily stretched out of shape. I switched the stripe direction for the pocket, but that's about it.
He likes it! The lightweight fabric is great for Bangkok's hot weather. And the green color is a bit different than other shirts in his closet. Not the most exciting birthday present, but a nice one, nonetheless.
For those of you who liked it last time (Colleen), here's some more "business Tim," i.e. Tim wearing his new shirt in his natural habitat, type-ity typing away at the computer.