McCall’s Pattern 6841 Easy To Sew + Wear Knit Top
For this knit top, you’ll need a fabric that is lightweight and has enough weight to drape and not billow out. It can be a knit or a woven for View A. A knit is better for Views B and C. Fold the fabric you are considering into a drapey front just like the front in this design and hold it to your front. Does it look good on you? If you want a sheer fabric, georgette may drape better than chiffon. Silk may drape better than polyester. A lightweight rayon knit can be perfect. Some polyester interlocks can work as well. You be the judge.
This top is lovely in a sheer fabric, but consider what you will wear under it. You might like View A with the racer back as a swim cover up. If it will be a blouse, a strapless bra will not show shoulder straps; however, it is not uncommon today to see bra or camisole straps to the sides of the racer back. For Views B and C, this is less of a problem. You could simply wear a camisole under these views if made in a sheer fabric.
These tops are so easy to sew, but the pieces are odd shapes. To help you match pieces when pinning them together, snip mark ¼” into the edge of the fabric when cutting. Snip all of the notches, circles, fold lines, and centers.
Because these tops can be made out of very soft, slippery fabrics, I saved time by machine basting seams together first using a 5 mm stitch length. I chose to then serge my seams with a ¾-thread seam. For heavier knits a 3-thread seam is fine. See tips in the guide sheet if you don’t own a serger.