I made this "Miss Moneypenny" blouse several months ago, and here it is for you to see!
I used silk from Fabric Mart. This was bought several years ago when they were having a "Anna Sui" fabric sale. This is a relatively simple blouse to make. Instead of using buttonholes, I installed 5/8 snaps down the center front. I get my snaps from Snap Source - really easy to use and a good result. Overall, this is a nice blouse, as it's close fitting under the arms, giving a slim look and it also tapers in at the waist. The bow at the bustline is a nice touch. Although having come of age in the workplace in the 1980s, I have to admit I thought twice before wearing the bow. The bow -- or should I say, "THE BOW" was something I remember wearing very early in my professional career, as a kind of ersatz tie for women. A "take me seriously even though I have breasts" look. Ha. Now, thankfully, it's more of a style statement, so I am going with it. You be the judge.