I have loved this kind of blouse ever since I was a little girl. I think it is a classic piece that will never go out of style.
It all depends on what it is worn with. A larger top, tighter bottoms, or the other way around, but never together.
Again I used one of my favorite findings in fabrics, in the little cramped up and dusty Italian fabric store in my home town (Cluj Napoca, Romania). It is a soft and lightweight cotton jersey, in a red and white print with flowers and leaves pattern.
After a while of twisting two patterns (One from Burda another from Boutique) around on it I finally got the fabric pattern to align the same way in the front and back of the blouse, without cuts…
I guess a blouse like this needs no pattern, but then again, I’m too lazy to take measurements so it is quicker for me to copy a pattern out and see how it can be adapted on the material. Twice as much fabric goes into this than in a normal blouse. Two lengths are needed.
or with this white mother of pearl necklace I have made on curly wire:
I wore this the next day at work and felt as comfortable as in my pajamas, but a lot more casual of course.
I will definitely do this again in black and other colors, maybe even with short sleeves.