I started sewing the 1940s blouse yesterday, and today I managed to finish all but the hand stitching of the hems. It's not that easy to see the details in the photo though, because it's another grey day here:
I'm pretty happy with it. The fit is good, and this silk was actually a pleasure to work with, as long as I worked slowly and carefully. My only real issue was that I ran out of thread midway. I cut the size 10 with no modifications, and the bust isn't as roomy as the pattern lets on, but I think for me that's a good thing.