While I was making the Flowery Frankendress, I was able to set aside enough fabric to make a blouse. I used this pattern.
The flower fabric is 100% polyester so I decided to line it with some cotton muslin for comfort. It went together incredibly fast...and then stalled at the Peter Pan collar.
Friends, I simply could NOT figure out how to attach the collar. I tried. I really did. I read the instructions multiple times. I looked up peter pan collars in my sewing books. I even found a great tutorial on-line but my brain just could not understand the geometry involved. After several false starts and one really poor attempt at banging the collar on and pretending that it looked fine, I enlisted professional help.
Is that failure? I'm not sure. The collar is on and the lady at the dry cleaners in my office building only charged me $5. I feel good about that. But someday I really need to learn how to attach this type of collar.
The pattern called for a zipper up the back, but I thought it would be nicer with a slit and a button instead. I really like the way it came out.
...and here's a front view. My jeans are a little low and the blouse is riding up a bit. I think it will look nicer with a skirt.