I am going to be honest - this blouse is not that holy grail design that I was hoping it might be.
Then again, I really like how it turned out, so all is not lost!
In the end, the garment reminds me a little too much of a camp shirt to be an all time favorite. But in the weeks since finishing the project, I have worn this top quite a few times. So I suppose that makes it a success.
I do wonder if a different fabric choice would change my mind (perhaps a rayon, or something with more drape).
For now, I am going to set this pattern aside and continue the search.
But I am not giving up on this one completely.
There may definitely be another Simplicity 4256 in my future; just not the near future.
Blouse: Made by me, Simplicity 4256
Skirt: Made by me, Butterick 4792Shoes: Nina