The clown blouse

This sort of loose unstructured blouse is not usually the kind of thing I go for at all.  But I became obsessed with this pattern (Burda 08-2010-119) ever since seeing the preview for it, in the infamous “clown”-themed feature:

In retrospect I think what appealed to me was the ruffled neckline, and perhaps I should have spliced that ruffle onto a more structured top.  Alternatively I could have made this back in August when “makes me look pregnant” wasn’t really a design flaw.  Despite not being much of a fall/winter garment I suspect I may find myself wearing this a lot, as it is nearly as comfortable as it is voluminous.  I also made myself a scarf from the left-overs for the days when I’m not feeling my inner clown: