My biggest problem was the amount of fabric I had to work with. I purchased the beautiful silk at the same time I bought my lime-green wool cashmere blend, but it was only 1.5 yards at 45" wide which restricted what I could get out of the scant amount of fabric.
After a great deal of deliberation, and searching through my BurdaStyle magazines I finally selected the 2nd garment I have now made from the September 2011 issue in this sleeveless blouse #128.
You can use the same pattern to extend this and make a dress in the same style which I may do some time in the future.
This is a lovely light blouse, the pure silk feels quit sumptuous, and while I would have liked to have added sleeves as we are in our winter months here, sadly I didn't have enough fabric. This will be fine wearing the jacket, but also ideal for warmer weather too.
there are no darts to worry about as the pleats create enough fullness to cover the bust area.
Now on to the pants or skirt to complete the outfit.
Catch you later....................