Allow me to introduce you to my current favorite thing in my closet! My bicycle-print Marigold Top!
I used the Marigold Pattern from Blank Slate Patterns (affiliate links), made a minor modification, threw in some peach skin bicycle print fabric from Girl Charlee, and now I want to wear it every.single.day.
I first made the Marigold pattern last year, a dress that I wore all fall and winter long and that I get so many compliments on and absolutely love. When I was making that dress, I knew I would use the pattern again, but it took me a while to make the time to pull it back out.
I don’t know why I didn’t use it again sooner. I love this top just as much my dress. Maybe more because it’s hot right now and the long sleeve dress is way too warm to wear, but this peach skin short sleeve is perfect for summer! I used the cap sleeve option in the pattern.
I skipped the double layer for the yoke in the back. Mostly because I forgot to cut out two yokes and am way too lazy, so didn’t bother to cut another. It works. I layer the top with an undershirt thing anyway. And I sewed the yoke with French seams, so things are still nice and polished on the inside.
The Marigold includes instructions and pieces to make a peplum top, but I just wanted a button-down blouse. I extended the bodice pieces to hit at my high hip, also lengthening the button plackets. Super easy to do. I also rounded the hem, if you can kind of tell, since I like the front tucked in.
I love the Mandarin collar and the skinny button placket and the gathered shoulders and the great fit and the fabulous print and just every single thing about this top. Plus, I sung Queen the whole time I was sewing it, and whenever I wear it.