My younger daughter wants some embroidered blouses, but she wants a top that is more fitted than the traditional Mexican peasant blouse. I am going to try McCalls 3919 with embroidery at the neck opening. I found an older pattern with an interesting embroidery design at the neck:
I drew out the embroidery pattern and will use it to practice free-motion machine embroidery. First I have to make a quick version of the top so my daughter can try it on and see if she likes it. I am changing the sleeves a little to 3/4 length with either elastic or a small cuff.
I have an older book of embroidery transfers and found this design that would also work:
It is time to go dig through the fabric stash and find some fabrics that might work for this top.