It was before I started. I got this silk shirt from the thrift store for $3.99. After cutting it apart, it made it easy to reuse the buttonhole and button edge. I used some crepe silk in brick red for the collar and sleeve edges. I used Connie Crawford's Butterick pattern.I used the extra buttons on the sleeves and the tag on the neck for detail on the sleeves. The silk is so light weight, that it will be nice and cool for this summer.