I made this fabulous summer tank a few weeks ago using stash fabric (yay!) and McCall's M6751. The fabric is a cotton blend remnant I bought at Joann's a year or two ago. I only had about a yard of it, the perfect amount for this pattern. I love the bright colors and the style of the flowers on the fabric. It's bold and graphic but also sweet and summery.
The pattern, McCall's M6751, is a pretty recent release and very on trend. The pattern includes four different tank top designs, each with a different design for the back. I made view A which has overlapping back pieces.
The design feels a little like a child's apron and is a bit of a puzzle piece to put on. It was very easy to make. The only tedious part was having to apply bias tape for finishing. It takes one, very long strip to finish all the armholes, neck and hem.
My previous experience with McCall's patterns had been that they were much too big, so I was surprised when this top actually felt tight on the bust and underarms. I cut a medium which has a finished bust size of 42 inches. My bust measures 39 inches so I thought that would be enough ease. Admittedly, given my measurements, I should have cut a large but previous experience and all. I ended up letting out the side seams a little bit and it's ok now.
For the most part, the top hides bra straps (yay!). However, it tends to shift around a lot, due to the fact that the back is not really secured crosswise. stitched down. It's just hanging from the sides and shoulders.
This is a fun, sexy, casual design and I've already worn it a couple of times and probably will again before the summer is through. Here I'm wearing it with a vintage hat (similar here), navy shorts (similar here) and my new favorite gold elastic sandals (my feet are super narrow so it's great to have a shoe that doesn't flop off with every step). Are you making anything new for summer? Have you tried out this pattern?