Here is my newest creation, a blouse from McCalls 5522.
I made a little cap sleeve (not an option from the envelope) by using the longs sleeve provided and cutting it off short. The fabric is Waterway from Sawyer Brook. It's 100% silk, called a "ribbed novelty." It is really interesting fabric with a cool texture. It has a nice sheen but isn't super drapey like charmeuse. It's really nice for a structured shirt, and I think it would make a really beautiful bias-cut skirt. I'm kinda of contemplating getting some more to make one...
Here it is as I planned to wear it to church on Saturday. Unfortunately, I spilled hot fudge on that white skirt before I left and had to wear a different one. I wish the collar stood open a bit more than it does, so the scarf helped give a more open feel.
Here you can see the top better.
To finish the seams, I used a really lightweight single-fold tape that had a little stretch. It worked really well for giving a nice finish without adding the bulk of usual bias tape. A certain camera hog is obscuring the shot, though.