PATTERN PHOTO: http://www.simplicity.com/assets/4077/4077.jpg
DESCRIPTION: I made two versions, both with with gathered cap sleeves: one with a peter pan collar, and one with a mandarin collar. Can also be made with 3/4 length sleeves, and/or bow or ruffles detail. BananaAnnA posted her great ruffled version here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=142989.0
INSTRUCTIONS: The instructions were very easy to follow. This was my first from-scratch shirt project, and the clear instructions made techniques that could have been intimidating, like gathered sleeves and the use of interfacing, super easy.
LIKED: The pattern has lots of options; both collars are very cute and well-designed. The cap sleeves are also well-cut -- not too short or too long; not too skinny or too poofy.
MODS: I'm not curvy, so I used the bust and hip from size 6 and the waist from size 8, and made the darts a little shallower. I eliminated the ruffles on the mandarin-collar version.
Highly recommend! And it's a great first blouse for beginners. More and bigger photos on my flickr account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pamelawynne/sets/72157600028620030/