In my frenzied button-down-shirt construction madness a few weeks ago, I made two shirts for Jay, too. First I made the casual Negroni shirt from Colette Patterns, then I made the adjusted version as detailed on Male Pattern Boldness. Making a man's shirt was a different experience for me, since I am so used to crazy patterns and colours and style lines of women's clothing. Suddenly every little detail and aspect of the shirt felt more important. Suddenly the number of pockets, the shape of the cuffs and collar all felt more meaningful.