1/4/13 Edited to add another photo.
I keep forgetting to take a photo of this shirt so I'm just gonna post this one taken over Thanksgiving. Doesn't show the black tie at the waist but does anyone notice the perfect matching of stripes (patting myself on the back...)
I found this Kwik Sew pattern (#3620 OOP) and thought I could make it work.
I cut my version out of a black/ivory windowpane plaid flannel during my marathon sewing session almost exactly one year ago. I began and almost finished sewing it back in February 2012; only the buttonholes remained. I decided to finish it up recently and realized that with a 25 lb weight loss over the last year that it no longer fit. I attempted to take it in but it is still too big across the shoulders and bust. Oh well, it's comfy and will be a nice stay-at-home top for the chilly winter weekends.
It looks a lot different than the inspiration top shown below but I still like it!