Anyway, here it is - being modelled beautifully by my brand new dress form (a Singer 150, received as a present from my very thoughtful husband).
A very boxy shape. I also don't really like the cowl afterall. My husband thinks it looks quite nice on me though so maybe I am being a bit harsh!
I much prefer it with a skinny belt to give it shape (though maybe not orange..!).
Pattern: Burda Style Magazine 1/2013, pattern 123a
Adjustments: Shortened the length by about 6cm
Cost: $7 for fabric, plus thread from my stash
Did I learn anything new: I used the 'overcast' foot on my sewing machine to finish some edges
Would I recommend it: There is just the front and back pieces to sew together so it is really quite easy, though the cowl and back neck binding add a bit of sewing interest
Would I make it again: Hmm, maybe without the cowl and include some waist shaping for a simple shirt
Where will I wear it: Around the house and to the local shop, but probably not to work because I just don't like the cowl!