This is what I did for myself when the stress was overwhelming me this Christmas: I made myself a shirt out of a plaid that I love. It's a black watch plaid shot with red; I can wear it with any shade of blue or green, and even black, and it makes my eyes look blue. I want to wear it with a bit of lace at the neck, too. It looks fab with my skinny jeans. It is the Shirt of the Year in my wardrobe!
"Loose-fitting top has shaped front yoke, front neckline slith with applied band, full-length sleeves gathered into buttoned cuffs, standing or pointed collar, and topstitch trim." Butterick 4491
The fabric and pattern were both given to me out of peoples' overflowing stashes. So this blouse cost me the thread, the 2 vintage silver buttons, and my time.