A raglan sleeved collarless jacket with peplum and interesting shoulder caps. Burda describes it as - "Architectural lines and a graphic print make this long sleeved top a showstopper. The peplum hem is subtle for flattering waist shaping." Burda also calls this a shirt although they recommend jacket fabrics with some body, and I would consider this more a jacket than blouse.
Sizes 17-21 which is Burda's petite size range, although I am not strictly in the petite category the pattern fitted ok without lengthening the waist but I did add an extra 3cm to the peplum length.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes it does look like the pattern photo, although I chose not to use such a bright patterned fabric - I was tempted though because I found the exact same fabric for sale in a local fabric store which sadly is $89/m!
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The pattern instructions weren't too bad, but being Burda aren't great or in depth either. A raglan jacket is fairly simple so it's not too hard to figure out how to sew it.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I couldn't tell if I would like those extra shoulder caps or not because they are rather quirky bordering on 'very fashion forward', but in the end it's one of the things I quite like about this pattern! There was nothing I particularly disliked about this pattern.
A cream mid weight linen that has been languishing in my stash for more than 15 years.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made a number of fitting alterations to get rid of excess fabric around the shoulders, armscye and bust line but apart from that it's pretty much the pattern as designed. I also inserted a lightweight separating zip instead of sewing on grosgrain ribbon with hooks and eyes purely because a zipper is easier to sew and wear.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I may sew this again - I had intended this version to be a hopefully wearable muslin but lost steam while sewing it before I could get to the fabric I'd picked for the actual version! It is an interesting jacket though, and the mild peplum is quite flattering so I would recommend it to others.
Overall an interesting and fashionable jacket / top that needs a bit of work to get a good fit but is worth the effort. More photos and details at my blog.