I may just have to start shopping for RTW clothing so that I could bring them home and clone them. Then make me some clothes that look like what's in the stores, but make them to fit! I think this is the very first time I've ever lamented not owning RTW clothing. I love the way my new clone top turned out.
Well, I'm not thrilled with the sleeves, but they weren't cloned. I couldn't find my pattern for the ones I wanted and found this pattern in my search. While they're not perfect, they are much better than the ones that came on the original blouse. The next blouse I'll use the same sleeve pattern, just make it about 3 inches shorter and take out the gathers.
Be sure and click on the photo above. It's a composite of 3 views and the original blouse. I know all the details are lost in the black dotted fabric, but I thought the fabric had just the right hand for the blouse AND it was in my collection. Remember my goal to sew only from the collection? Now if only my jeans fit as well.
OK, now I have to get back to sewing those UFOs and I think I'll search for another fabric to make this top in again while it still fits.