Fit wise I don't have a huge amount to say as I've made this blouse twice before (once in polka-dot poly crepe for me and once in a cotton print for my Mum) and the dress a couple of times too. I cut the size 2 as before, with the adjustment I made to the armhole on my Mum's version as my blouse has always been slightly tight across the chest. I've discussed previously my confusion about the drafting of the armholes on this pattern (the dress version's are an entirely different shape to the blouse despite using the same sleeve piece!) and as usual had some trouble getting these set in completely smoothly. I do have much more movement in the arms now though thanks to the increased width across the chest. I love the way it fits through the body with those double darts and central seam at the back providing some lovely shape, so it's a shame I've never been able to quite figure out those sleeves!
I had no time to sew in January so once I finally got some time on the machine I will admit I fell into the trap of just wanting to get something finished. I probably should have taken the time time to use french seams wherever I could but actually silk in this form is so tough that overlocking actually worked beautifully on it, once I'd got the tension right. I also think in certain areas a french seam would have been too bulky because of the way this design is drafted. The sleeves are troublesome enough to set in without having to fuss around with sewing the armhole seam twice and you don't want extra bulk in the seam of the cuffs as it would effect the gathering and the way they sit.
Looking at it with jeans here I'm wondering if it's a little short and perhaps it could have benefited from a baby/rolled hem to give it an extra inch but I think I'm quite likely to wear this top tucked into high-waisted pencil skirts so it's fine as it is. I don't want to be unpicking anything from this silk, the needle holes would definitely remain a permanent feature! It's actually a great top for tucking in as the shaping provided by the darts means that it remains quite slim through the waist so there's not too much excess fabric to tuck in.