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Thursday, December 18, 2014

A new top!

McCall's 6796 is my new top.  Although, I must say, it isn't exactly new, I made it a while ago, didn't take any photos and hadn't worn it until last week!  What is up with that?  Argh!

Here is a photo from the McCall's pattern website.  

M6796, Misses' Tops

Here is the description from the back of the envelope: Close-fitting, pullover tops have collar variations and narrow hem. C and D: button trim.

Simple but also sort of accurate?  

 I made my typical size 14 with a swayback adjustment--and that was it!    

This is a fast, easy, and fun project especially with that cute collar!  I don't think it fits *that* close, maybe it is just my version? Everything went well together and fast!  The directions were just fine and although I don't think I read them verbatim, I had no issues whatsoever.  

This lovely fabric was from my stash and if I remember correctly, it was a purchase from Marcy Tilton.  It feels like a ponte and I really love the print.  It washes and drives beautifully as well.  What more could you want?  I do have buttons on the collar as a trim but they are hard to see in these photos.  I am still searching for a place indoors where there is decent lighting!  

I had to include my Christmas tree in the background.  While some have a beautifully matched tree, mine is anything but!  I have ornaments from my grandmother, precious ornaments the kids made as very young people and as adults as my two daughters, daughter in law, and girl fiend to my only unmarried son, have an exchange--which is super fun!  So, my tree is quite eclectic.  

Thanks for reading!


  1. It's a beautiful tree! I love that top. The fabric is so pretty and it fits well!

  2. I've had this pattern for a long time and never made it. Do you think it needs a stiffer knit with some body, like a ponte? I think I have it in my head that I need a sweater knit to make it since that's what the model on the envelope is wearing.

    1. Hi Beth,
      I used a ponte and I like the overall fit and structure of the top. I've seen this in a sweater knit but I shy away from using those very often. One thing to consider is how much the fabric stretches and having enough give at the neckline as it does need to slip over your head. A fabric with little stretch will be difficult to get on/off. Hope this helps!

    2. Yes, thank you, that does help!

  3. I love your new top.. Love the collar.. Looks great on you..
    your Christmas tree is beautiful..

    1. Thank you Judy! I always appreciate your kind words!