Perfect summer top – McCall’s 6751

McCalls 6751 front

Oh, I love this pattern!  I’ve made a few woven tops, but don’t find them very comfortable.  I like the simple vest style of this, and the back is really lovely.

McCalls 6751 backThis version is in a pale blue / grey patterned voile, underlined with white muslin.  I used the muslin because it was the day before we left to go on holiday, and that was all I had, but it is perfect with the voile.  Very light and lovely to wear, and the two fabrics seem to have become one.

The only thing I changed was to shorten the top at the shoulders to raise the cut out at the back, so I can wear a strapless bra with it.

It’s a very quick make, although neatening the straps does take some time.  You can use bias binding, but on this light fabric I decided to serge the edges, then turn over and hem.  I used my beloved edge stitching foot to get a good finish.

McCalls 6751

One word of warning – the straps/neckline measure about 110 inches, so whatever edge finish you use, you need to be happy to do a lot of it!  Possibly not one for hand stitching….

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I’m looking forward to making lots more of these for next summer.  The pattern is also suitable for jersey fabrics, and wouldn’t it look great lengthened into a dress?

There are some more gorgeous versions of this top at Sanae Ishida and Clipped Curves.

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7 responses to “Perfect summer top – McCall’s 6751

  1. It’s a cute style. At least the strap edge is all one long edge so once you’re done, you’re done!

  2. The back is a lovely addition, I like a simple front and then you turn round and there is more going on. Lovely to see a sunny pic when it’s now gloomy here and I’m going to out the heating back on!

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