I finally finished this! Took a week off to ... um... deal with life? :p Seemed like there were several days there where sewing time just didn't happen. I'm SURE that didn't have anything to do with me leaving off in the middle of the second front placket and before the collar. Nope, not having to deal with fiddly bits and plaid ... that wouldn't be it. Nope.
Learned: This cotton gauze is just as fabulously soft and thin as it looks. Yes, you CAN see the hanger through the shirt fabric with the flash. It's that thin.
I still love the pattern. Tie dyed navy plaid? Gosh and golly, tots awesome.
But put gauze and plaid together? That wasn't nice. Stretching off of grain every chance it got. I was strict, and it's pretty well matched - but I think I'll hold my plaid fantasies to wool or something closely woven from here on out. (Watch me totally break my word if the charcoal ever comes back in stock).
It is NOT perfect. But it's good. Very good. I found the most awesome buttons in my button stash, I think they pick the colors up well.
And DH has another shirt. :) Which he needed! Two more to go - no plaid, just nice sensible linen.