No, I haven't given up. In fact I have been busy investing in white fabric (and to my mind half of sewing at least is fabric selection/collection) :
However my white shirt making got detoured by the change of seasons (which I believe is happening elsewhere - I wore mitts here out to walk the dogs two nights ago) and my impending vacation.
All I wanted to do is make dresses.
I was also getting bored with the look of all the white shirt patterns I have collected. Pretty similar. In fact I also went out in a white shirt and black pants to eat the other week and thought "Oh my god, they're going to think I am a server."
So I definitely am going to be making white shirts, but I am going to be stepping up the design ideas.
To give you an idea of what I mean here is the vintage pattern I am taking on vacation in my tiny sewing cache:
Warm weather sewing, easy, and interesting to sew. And I am going to be back at the real shirts later in the summer as I gear up for another term of teaching.
That seems very far away though today.