My sewing career has been a strange and uneven one. I spent a lot of time on the Craftster forums in high school, posting pictures of my hilarious, lopsided halter tops; then I made a few things in my college dorm room that were reasonably wearable, if you don't mind mismatched plaids and unfinished seams. (I know I made an A-line skirt in some kind of wool blend fabric with tiny dogs embroidered on it--I hope I didn't get rid of that thing. It was kind of awesome.) Essentially, I sewed at about the same (beginner) level for five years or so, before I finally sucked it up and learned how to draft patterns by a method other than "eyeballing it."
This is all to say that I am finally, finally skilled enough to make a stupid back-button blouse.
Secret Christmas blouse: back-button blouse in wool jersey. That's about it really.