Out of every vintage and reproduction pattern that I've used, I keep coming back to the Smooth Sailing Blouse - it's just the easiest, most 40s-looking blouse around around!
I've made this in seven different fabrics (some un-blogged) and have plans to convert the short sleeve to a full length 1940's bishop sleeve for a more 'swing' style.
My only recommendation with this pattern is to check your armhole! This shirt is cut from a vintage block, so the arm holes/sleeves are tiny, and I had to cut my arm holes about 3/4 of an inch deeper.
Has anyone else used Smooth Sailing before? What do you think?