The tunic is made from stretch seersucker with white, blue, and green stripes. There's an empire drawstring casing and a convertible collar. The sleeves are an odd length, I think. They have a small pleat in them, but I think the sleeves would look better shorter or with a bigger pleat. That may get changed soon.
Sherry did an excellent tutorial on convertible collars. I didn't rediscover this tutorial until after I muddled my way through Burda's instructions, but my NEXT convertible collar will no doubt be spectacular.
Conclusion? I like the style, but perhaps empire waists aren't for me? Maybe it's just that I'm not fond of ties around my ribcage.
Stretch seersucker: Mill End Textiles. 1.5 yards for $2.99/yd = $4.49.
Shirt buttons: Cleaner's Supply. 7 buttons at $0.02/each = $0.14.
Pattern: Burda 8-2008-112