is a fairly decent polo shirt pattern with placket variations -- you'll just need to substiture collarand band from another pattern (or Teri or I can teach you how to draftthem). Hint: you can shorten or lengthen collars and bands at the center back to fit a shirt neckline, and you can pretty much do whatever you like to the collar's outside edges without changing the fit. Measure the easeon this pattern to see if it's what you like... this looks a bit "boxy90's" for current menswear fashions, and I've only made that pattern a coupleof times back in the 90's-- you may find you want to reduce or contour the side seams. Jalie 961 might be another choice -- I have not made this pattern -- I drape and draft my own now.http://jalie.com/sewingpatterns/casual_mens.htmAnother hint: if you're looking for a collar and band to steal, one that hasseparate top and bottom collar and inner and outer band pieces has almostalways been drafted by someone who knows what they're doing -- especially ifthey give you the whole piece rather than "cut on fold". "Cut 2 on fold" to me means I'd better triple check the pattern before cutting.
Jersey, imho, is not as easy to sew as interlock or one of the wicking
polyester fabrics. Jersey wants to roll up on the crossgrain, and I
have better things to do with my time than unroll jersey to sew.
Lacoste, pique or interlock is what I see a lot of the "nicer" polos in,
with some novelty knits. If you're looking for straight cotton, I like
Siltex's "bare knits" interlock, which also has ribbing available for
several colors; they also make a poly-cotton interlock.
last shirts I made DH were mostly wicking polyester, which is quite easyto sew, and he seems to find quite comfortable. You'll want "midweight"rather than "silk weight" -- and I can vouch for Malden's PowerDry as agood product:
you'll find the wicking polys in stores that cater to the outdoorcrowd: