Well, this is not the success of my last cotton top, and I think it's my fault.
The pattern is McCalls 7162, a Laura Ashley design. This peplum-style top was very "in" a couple of years ago, which explains why I am just jumping on board now. The fabric is a beautiful cotton shirting from Pennie Fabrics in Sarasota, which I snapped up with no pattern in mind. I think I should have just went with a button-down shirt! (or another Vogue 1440. That would have been beautiful!)
I was afraid this pattern would be really unflattering on my fairly rectangular body, but it's not as bad as I feared. I think the reason I am not loving it is all the wrinkling due to the lightweight fabric, and maybe it is a little too long-waisted for me. It looks like if the peplum started a half inch higher, that might take care of the wrinkling below the bust, but I think that would be an even less-flattering proportion.
And here is where we see that yes, this style is not my best. It just doesn't feel very flattering to wear. I tried it with slim-leg pants and wide-leg pants, and I think I like it with this skirt the best (I took photos of the other options, but I realized later that I didn't have a memory card in my camera - ugh! and I wasn't retaking all of them at that point).