Completed Sewing Project: Jersey Cowl Neck Tank (McCall’s 6078)

Pattern: McCall’s 6078
Fabric: 100% polyester, jersey knit from
Size: Large

Jeans: Gap
Shoes: Aerosoles
Bracelet & earrings: Express

Now that temperatures are starting to dip, I have found I need some nice tanks or shells to wear with my blazers. So recently, I finished this McCall’s pattern for a cowl-neck knit tank top.

I took my time with it, but if I were a little more advanced, I could have easily completed this pattern in a day. It’s very easy and a great pattern to try if you are new to sewing with knits.

Whoa it’s windy!

Yet again, I had a problem with fit! I cut out the pattern in a size large, but ended up taking it in an inch on each side and then tapered it around the hips. However, since I learned from my last sewing project with the Audrey dress that sizing can vary widely, I was prepared to use this fabric as my muslin. Thankfully though, it turned out wearable.

I will definitely sew this pattern again. I do tend to gravitate towards interesting necklines — mostly cowl necks since they are so flattering. When I ordered this jersey knit from, I also bought another knit in a red/blue pattern that may be more appropriate for Fall. Adding that to my sewing to-do list!

Behind-the-scenes “fun” fact from the photo shoot:  As I was leaving, right around 2:00 in the afternoon, a guy vomited right into the planter that’s behind me in the first picture. Can’t even make it up.

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4 Responses to Completed Sewing Project: Jersey Cowl Neck Tank (McCall’s 6078)

  1. Amy says:

    Looks great! Hmm….maybe I should ask for a top or a dress for my birthday…

  2. Rikki (caper81 on :) says:

    Nice top! I really like the fabric you chose. I’m a beginner as well, and I know what you mean about the varying of sizes! I’ve had to take in every project I’ve done. I don’t know what pattern companies are thinking with their ridiculous amount of ease! :)

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