Getting my fabric cut had a multi-cultural bonus, too. My fabric cutter cajoled her fellow cutter into giving me the word "Matryoshka" a few times in her native Russian. My cutter was thrilled, the Russian was obliging, and I was entertained.
The top is the Japanese-style "Polka Dot Blouse" from Ottobre 1-2008-116. It's very easy to make and it seems to be pretty comfortable. The sleeves are gathered to bindings and there's a slit near the left shoulder where the neck binding ties.