I made a shirt for Craig for Christmas too; and used er, hehehe; Burda 7767 again! I bought some very nice white cotton broadcloth from Spotlight; and the buttons are also from Spotlight.
Actually, this shirt is a response to a rarity; a request. Rumblings and murmurings about a nice, smart-casual, short-sleeved white shirt have been increasing in frequency and volume for a few weeks, at least.
I tuned in. I took action.
Most satisfyingly, he was very very pleased when he opened up his pressie on Christmas morning! and he put it on straight away. Actually, all my boys put their new shirts on straight away. Cassie put on her new outfit too (hers to appear here tomorrow!! :) ) Most gratifying. I have to confess; Christmas lunch I looked around, and Dad was wearing this shirt, my two boys and my husband wearing their shirts, and my daughter, as well as (duh) myself; was wearing an outfit made by me. . My heart just ... well, swelled. Real warm fuzzy moment (sigh)
This is a fairly simple version of the pattern. Simple was just about all I could cope with by this time, since as you can imagine I was fast approaching men's-shirt saturation point .... And after the hard and heavy duty this pattern has endured over the past few months I think it deserves a nice little rest now :) Time to go bye-byes, good and faithful well-thumbed pattern, wishing you sweet pattern-y dreams and I'll see you in... oh, sometime in the future, I'm sure ....
and (whispers) you can be sure I will be leaping with joy upon some new patterns in the New Year. Yup. NEW. Patterns! Whoo hooooo!!!
This latest version of Burda 7767 has short sleeves, and two very simple squared patch breast pockets, the left one has been partitioned to have a pen compartment.
For the first time I gave the shirt a club collar by curving the collar points off.
The armscye seam allowances are flat felled; utilising a gathering stitch along the curved sleeve cap to achieve this neatly. The side and sleeve seams are flat-felled also.
I usually like to add a traditionally curved lower hem to my mens' shirts; but this time I went with a split side seam. It is hard to see with the white-on-white stitching; but I stitched horizontally along the top of the split with a tight, closely spaced bar of zip-zag stitching.
Going by the worn worn state of Craig's current white short-sleeved shirt collection; I am completely confident this one will be getting tonnnnnes of wear!
Burda 7767 modified, white cotton, my review of this pattern here