The Nell Shirt is a great alternative to a traditional button down, with minimal shaping for ease and a front placket and strategically placed gathers for a flattering fit. The unconventional collar has interfacing in the back lining so it can be worn standing up or folded down. Make Nell out of shirting, linen, or garment-weight wool for a daytime or office staple; or sew it up in double gauze, washed silk, or voile for more special outings. Sized from 37 to 47 inches at the bust, A Verb for Keeping warm rates this pattern as intermediate- advanced. To make it, you'll need between 2 and 2 1/2 yards of light to medium weight fabric, lightweight interfacing, and thread.