This is the closest thing I have to a TNT blouse since I made it once before. (Click for review). I only made one change. This time, I used Nancy Zeiman's "Express Collar", ( Sewing Express, Oxmoor House, 1994) on both the collar and collar band. Louise Cutting demonstrates this method on the Threads Insider Techniques DVD vol. 1. This method really does eliminate bulk at the front of a collar and makes a neater appearance. The picture shows how thin the front of the collar can be using this method. I changed the shape of the front of the collar band slightly and used the same bulk-reducing method. The collar band needed to be less circular and more angular in order for this method to work. There is a very slight drawback to this method. Due to the shape of the altered collar, more fabric is required when laying out. I always buy more fabric than is required, so it wasn't a problem. I like the results and I'll definitely be using this method again.
As is my habit, I made pants to go with this blouse (BWOF 03-07-130) but I didn't photograph them. I didn't like the way the fabrics looked together once I put them on. Luckily, I had pants in my closet that coordinated better with the blouse.