Vogue 8815 View A — Sleeveless peplum blouse with raised waist and back zipper. (Rated very easy, but was more difficult than my recent 8877 top, because I needed more alterations for fit this time.)
Pattern size 12 (my measurements match 14, but with the amount of ease they had 12 was definitely the better choice for me)
Fabrics: Lightweight, slightly sheer polyester chiffon. Bias binding is self made from lightweight cotton (following method on the seasoned homemaker).
For petite (5′ 2″) I shortened the front and back out of habit. I usually do that between neck and bust, but for this pattern the bust point was already right for me, so I shortened 1″ below. If I hadn’t been on autopilot, I could’ve left the bodice length as it was drafted, and maybe taken an inch off the peplum instead.
Lowered the neck 3.8 cm
Narrowed front waist darts 2 cm. (The front waist curves up in the middle, which is probably because I narrowed these darts without flattening out the waist line a little to compensate.)
Cut 2 cm out of the front armscye
Narrowed the shoulders by a whopping 5.7 cm.
Used a 3/4″ seam allowance down the CB to narrow after the muslin was too big.
Put in an invisible zip instead of regular
Lined the bodice front and back
Hand sewed hem of the peplum and the CF waist
The fit as drafted seemed odd, and it would’ve been a mess if I hadn’t done a muslin first, so I’d recommend that – though if you’re more broad shouldered it may be a cinch for you.