Well, Burda is usually BIG on me, I have had to chop bits off here and there in the past, but not this time. I measured and drew up a size 42 only to find that my bust was bigger, my tummy was bigger and my hips were bigger…when did that happen I asked myself? I knew the sleeves were going to be a problem, so I had already sewn up a decorative insert for them little realising that I would need it for the rest of the blouse as well. In retrospect, I probably should have started from scratch, grading up where I needed to instead of inserting the decorative placket and making the job twice as hard. The blouse is okay, it will never be a favourite, but it works…just. Because the front gapes, I feel quite exposed at times, even though it’s only me that can see down it. I’m pleased with the sleeves, they are comfortable and look nice, but the rest? Meh!