The last project from my favourite beginner's book, 'Sewing Machine Basics', is a long sleeved blouse with some pleats on the front and back. I picked a white viscose fabric with great drape, and cheaper than silk.
If I made it again, I would change the neck and the sleeves. The round neck makes me look like I'm in pre-school, although it might be flattering for other people. The sleeves are a bit too wide, it reminds me of the Seinfeld episode about the puffy shirt ( I don't want to be a pirate!).
I'm really happy with the set-in sleeves, no puckering at all, thanks to the great instructions, and the pleats, I think they add a simple but gorgeous detail to the garment.