I cut a 14 on the top and a 16 in waist hips area.
It seemed I had to fuss around a lot with the directions--they didn't seem as straightforward as I would like. Also, maybe I'm a bit wide the waist, hip area, but I found the pattern on the smallish side in these areas. In fact I elected to eliminate one set of darts at the waist in the back and front.
Challis -- I had picked up some fabric on clearance specifically for making a blouse. If it worked out fine, I would have a blouse for cheap. If not, then I wouldn't feel too bad about not wearing it.
I could tell when I was cutting out the pattern that one set of darts would have to be eliminated so it wouldn't fit so tight on me, so I did that. I also lengthened it about an inch--it seemed short in the torso when I was cutting--and squared off the bottom hem to more of my liking. I also stitched down the front facing (hate facings that aren't stitched or tacked down flopping all over the place) and it looked fine.
I like the finished result, but I haven't decided if I would sew it again--I would rather have a cut and sew TNT pattern, and I am still on the look-out for one. I would not recommend for beginners. I would recommend with modifications for advanced sewers who like more fitted patterns and the lie of the collar because it does look great with a blazer.
This blouse pattern is just all right--nothing special. I will add a picture when I get a chance.
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