I don't usually wear anything with a peplum, but I do like this one a lot. The gathering adds a nice feminine detail.
When it came time to bag the lining, one of my center front panels was flapping around at the waist seam. I don't know if I missed something in the directions, but I eventually stopped reading the instructions and just fiddled with it until I figured out how to attach that part and then sew the lining on.
My apologies for the poor indoor lighting, but I wanted to show the lining. I'm not crazy about how it doesn't extend down to the hem. I didn't plan ahead and used white serger thread (because I'm lazy) which is kind of glaring against the yellow. If I had it to do over again, I would draft a lining for the peplum and then hand stitch it to the hem.
This is what it looks like unzipped so you can see how it goes together:
I recommend this pattern, but not for someone who has never made a jacket before . Try something more straight-forward without the side zipper and overlapping panels, and then come back to this. Happy sewing!