The Marigold

09-libraryToday I continue my posts for the latest Pattern Anthology collection, 8 Days a Week, by showing you my version of the Marigold.

Since I tend not to wear a lot of dresses, I opted to make my Marigold into a straight hemmed, peplum top with short sleeves (so that I could easily wear this into fall without getting too hot).  I used a stretch, pinstriped cotton for the body of the shirt and white along the collar and placket to add a bit of interest.

Sewing this pattern up was fun – in my opinion, there is something satisfying about sewing up a buttoned shirt (or shirt dress). And I loved working on the details (like the finishing on the inside of the shirt and the gathers along the yoke) that this top has to offer. 

Now, I just need to try out that dress…. with the sash…. I’m loving that sash. I’m thinking a denim shirt dress may be in my future!