Pattern: McCall’s 6078
Fabric: 100% polyester, jersey knit from Fabric.com
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.
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 Fabric.com, 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.