For my first white blouse I decided to go with a Very Easy Vogue 7998 wrap design. It's now out of print. I believe I originally bought it because of its "very easy" label. I do like the lay of the collar and the big tie.
I still like the cut-on collar - it gives a lot of bang for the buck - and the casual yet dressy feel. But once I took a look at the pattern pieces and the instructions, I decided I don't like it quite so much for my fabric: a very lightweight cotton voile. I was afraid all the pulling and tugging would do short work of the fabric, and I was a bit put off by all the hemming it requires. Sooo - I redesigned the pattern a tiny bit.
I always wanted to have a shirt with square armholes, and this pattern seemed to be the perfect integrated basic shape that could be easily converted.
There's a cleverly concealed bust dart in the not-very-right angle of the front piece. I also wanted the collar and the front curved edge to have a little more body and stability, so I created a front facing. The ties will be long and skinny, and they'll attach to the logical place, the bottom of the front curve/top of straight edge, with a slit in the left side seam, to wrap all the way around the back. Hum, it's no longer a very easy pattern - just a regular one!
The nice thing is, if I decide to use the original pattern on a fabric with more body, the original lines are still perfectly visible so potentially I can return to it.
ETA: Angela asks about show-through. Indeed it's quite light, but this is intended as an over-blouse whose main purpose is to protect my skin from scorching sun and ubiquitous dust, so there'll always be a tanktop under it. If it makes it back to Canada in any shape, I'm immodest enough to dare a casual outing with a skin-tone undergarment. Ahem. Maybe. In the garden, as the proverbial rose amongst the thorns.