Meet Midge! This is a classic Breton top with lots of options, and it’s sure to give your everyday wardrobe a boost. These mariner-style striped tops scream chic French fashion, while also having a bohemian twist (think of James Dean, Jean Seberg, and even Kurt Cobain looking effortlessly cool in their Breton tops). This counterculture vibe makes the Breton perfect for our Charm Artist Collective theme this year, but I also adore the polished retro sweetness of a striped knit shirt. Just see how Midge styled hers on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel—she was the inspiration for our name as well as for the three-quarter sleeve with tabbed cuff.
The best part is that the Midge Breton is the perfect mix-and-match separate, effortlessly mingling with jeans, circle skirts, cigarette pants, high-waist shorts, and more. Try all the different variations! We’ve given you three length options and four sleeve options to make this a wardrobe classic you’ll sew again and again.
This pattern was originally published on Patreon on April 1, 2022.