Burda 7828 is a pattern for a wrap front top or dress that ties on one side to keep the front wrap in place. You can make a dress that flares out to the knee, view B, or you can make the top, view A. There are two sleeve options, cap or 3/4 length. I made view A, in a size 10, with the cap sleeves.
The first thing I noticed on the pattern was that the finished top with the printed cutting lines would be entirely too short. So I lengthened the bodice 2 inches. I was also concerned the under arms might not be low enough, so I took about 3/8" off the underarm and blended into the shoulder seam lines. Because I did this, I also added about 1/2" to the cap sleeve width. Here is a picture of what I did.
I was also concerned the neckline might be too low, so I added about a 1/2" of width to the neckline front pieces. The fabric is some kind of a rayon blend that is very lightweight and doesn't have a lot of stretch. When I measured the width of the bodice pieces I realized they might be too tight for my comfort. So my final alteration was to add 3/8" to the front and back bodice piece at the foldline. With all the alterations complete, putting the top together was a breeze.
I serged all my seam allowances and used 1/4" clear elastic on the neck edge. I zigzagged the elastic to the front edge on the wrong side, then turned it and topstitched it with a double needle. My front does not gape at all and I think I got the elastic length right on, because I don't have a lot of wrinkling like when you use a piece of elastic that is too short. I nearly forgot to mention that I did need to cut about 1.5" off the right front wrap piece that attaches to the tie. It was too long when I test fitted it. I used my coverstitch machine to hem the top. I followed all the instructions as written and found them to be clear and easy to follow. My only deviation from the instructions was my neckline finish technique.