I've made a vow to start using the vintage patterns in my collection to make things that I can wear in everyday life... and if I'm honest with myself, that means I should focus on simple separates vs. dressy dresses. I usually wouldn't look twice at a pattern from the 70's, but this McCall's top from 1975 seemed so incredibly modern that I thought it would be fun to give it a try. It also worked out great because I had less than a yard of this cheery vintage floral print, and this is about the only garment that I could find that would make use of such a small piece.
This shirt was super easy to make and only took a few hours to complete. I think it would especially be cute in the longer length as a dress, so I might have to try another one at some point in the future. The only change that I made was raising the placement of the belt by an inch or two, which I kind of regret now because it looks like a maternity blouse! But it is incredibly cool and comfortable, so I'm sure it will get lots of wear around the house this summer.