As everyone who sews will know sometimes you love a fabric and a design but once it is complete it just does nothing for you and unlike a bought item you can't return it. Fortunately this doesn't happen that often and I do try to have gratitude for all the projects that turn out well and accept that some were just not meant to be.
On a thrifty note I didn't need to buy any notions when I bought the fabric as it is white so I already have the cotton in plentiful supply. I also keep any small buttons off shirts when my husband has finished with them so there are plenty of those around and there is just enough facing in my sewing box for the front and collar.
I am using a blouse that I own already as I like the fact that it is small and neat, the collar only comes to the sides as the neck forms a sort of v. I just lay it down and work around it.