I do like the camisole (which I'm not wearing in these photos) and may return to the blouse at some future date. In November it was too cold to sew, or try on, sheer tops. The blouse sat in a drawer since then. The front is cut from two layers of the sheer fabric, the back and sleeves from one.
The main problem was that the blouse made my breasts appear to hang around my waist, though the back looks pretty good.
The waist line on the front was around my belly button, not at my natural waist (marked at CF). When I pinned up the midriff portion it did look better, the cowl and sleeves draping nicely. The neckline is very high and needs to be scooped out. I had to slit it to be able to button the blouse.
|Midriff pinned up, sleeves basted on|
|Side with a tuck|
There is extra fabric under the arms as well and I don't know what to do with it.
Right: as-is the underarm fabric pulls down the cowl and sags.
Since this fabric is so difficult to work with and results lackluster I'm giving up. I like some aspects of the pattern: the drapey raglan sleeves, cowl neckline, shaped button back. I would like to use them at some point even if I don't attempt the blouse again.