Considering how much I love my Burda magazines I thought I might have come up with something a little better, but oh well..
I found a pattern in 11/2008, no: 114 that is rather similar in shape to the blouse from the new book. I had to grade it up a couple of sizes and then proceeded to put it together without reading the instructions. Oh well...
I chose a navy fabric from my stash of which I have a heap of it (bargain bolt from the op shop - 30-odd metres for $4.99) and will have to make something to go with it. Maybe a straight skirt. I really have nothing that will work with it in my closet. (story of my life) hence the reason it was photographed on the floor. oh well..
It's pretty comfortable in a stereotypical peasant style, but it should be okay as an overblouse.