I've decided my favorite things to sew are buttondown shirts. I know that's kind of strange - most people seem to sew tons of pretty skirts and dresses. And I like to sew those things too, but there's just something about taking a really rigid, standardized form as your base and altering the details in tiny ways to make the shirt unique that I love. This shirt is loosely based on a BurdaStyle pattern, but I've altered almost everything about it.
The collar is a self-drafted men's shirt collar that I've slightly rounded the corners of. The pockets are also a down-sized version of pockets I drafted for a men's shirt.
The contrast stitching looks brown, but is actually a dark olive green. I had to be so careful sewing, knowing that every little stitch would show!
This shirt is so soft/comfortable/warm! I could (and have been) living in it all winter.