I saw a cardigan/shawl similar to this recently and decided to make one out of some wool I've been holding on to for a couple of years.
It only took about half an hour to make, with just two pattern pieces and because I used boiled wool, no need for finishing any seam.
It's warm to wear, which is what I wanted, but the wool is just a tiny bit heavier than I was hoping for.
I made Bella's blouse using the same pattern that I drafted for this blouse. Again, it only took a short time (there's a theme here), with one pattern piece and other than the bias binding, nothing fiddly at all.