For a long time I wanted to make a shirt that is different from the classic model but still looks classy. With a black skirt or a pair of jeans, it looks great. I used again a Burda pattern (they fit me the best of all I have tried). The Burda model is 122 and it can be found in the 10/2012 edition or on www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/folded-yoke-blouse-102012. The pattern was a piece of cake, so easy to sew.
I have changed the original design by cutting the bodice and the sleeves horizontally. My idea was to create some contrast by making the middle pieces of the bodice and sleeves and the shoulder pieces in black and the rest in beige. The black fabric is 100% cotton and the beige is a blend of 95% cotton and 5% metallic thread (it is a bit hard to notice on the pictures). Because of the metallic threads, the beige fabric is difficult to iron and it is always a bit wrinkled.