At first, I wasn't happy with the way the blouse turned out. The changes I made to the sleeve didn't really help the look of the blouse. The length, the tucked sleeve cap and the man-tailored cuff and placket resulted in a very confused blouse. When I finished the pants, I took another look at the blouse as it related to the complete outfit. I decided to shorten it and remove one of the dueling details. Now, I have a shirt with pintucks on the sleeve; not an extra-long blouse with pintucks and strange sleeves that don't look quite right.
What have I learned? I am not a designer. I learned to respect the designer's original concept. I put a hard, tailored feature on a soft, feminine blouse. Yuck! In the future, my design changes will not be in opposition to the original concept.