Awhile back I bought the Lovely Karen Cardigan from Burda Style and some scrummy black boiled wool to do it in. Lovely drapey stuff. The measurements said that I should be between a 48 and a 50 (hack cough) so I figured better safe than sorry and cut out a 50. Too big. Cut it down to a 48. Still too big. But damn it I'm done smallifying! I think I'd be a nice 46, but of course that's on the smaller version of the pattern :P I'm not entirely sold on this pattern but I'll show the pictures first. I've cropped out my head because I don't know what the heck I thought I was doing in these photos but the only bit I'm going to show is my body and even then I'm managing to look vaguely cowboy-ish.
So the pattern has a belt that runs on the outside around the back and then passes through holes on the front to tie on the inside, leaving the front to softly drape down. Except the holes were in totally the wrong place for me so I had to recut them, and even then I'm not thrilled with how it looks. Sure the drape is nice if you stand completely still, but disappears completely as soon as you move and when belted it moves around and bunches towards the back and the drape makes me look pneumatically busty - not a look I'm going for. Plus the folds obscure your waist from the front. I may just sew up the various holes and go with tying it over the front like this:
Having bitched about it thus far, I do have to say that the fit around the shoulders is nice (though of course a bit big) and the way the collar is constructed is really neat at the back shoulders (no photo sorry). It's easy to sew and perhaps in a lighter fabric the draping etc. would work. The bigger size may also be an issue in all this, not sure on that. Though having said that I'd venture to suggest that anyone over a B cup probably shouldn't be playing around with ruffles on the bust* anyways. And no matter what issues it might have, it's way way more stylish than the old red fleece jacket I usually get around in during the winter.
*My last use of ruffles in that area was in the 80s when I was a B cup. Some things just shouldn't be revisited for a whole variety of reasons!