This knit is copied from Burda WOF 10/2007 #115. I had seen pictures in the Burda magazine and seen pattern reviews, but not paid too much attention because I don't wear low-cut tops. Then I saw Eddi Frantz' take on it in Australian Stitches....it was all about layering. So I had a go, using a lovely silk / rayon knit. Somebody has always reserved the Burda magazines at my library, so I decided to draft my own based on my customised t-shirt pattern. This was made a little easier by Christina's tutorial.
And then, I tried to wear it over a white shirt...but because the knit did not slide easily over the cotton shirt, it took 5 minutes of fussing to get it to sit in the right position...so I don't think that I will ever actually wear it this way. Perhaps layering was a little too adventurous for me anyway...now I'll just layer it over a little silk blouse, or perhaps a camisole, or maybe fill that huge neck area with jewellery. The pleat does give the shirt a lovely drape, and my coverstitch machine and I are slowly becoming closer friends. I should have stabilised the neck edge with clear elastic, but I didn't have any and was trying to whip this one up whilst the kids had a nap.