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McCall's 6519 pullover top

Great Fabric + Simple Design = Wardrobe Staple. When I found this striking black and white designer print online at Mood Fabrics (no longer available) I wasn't positive what I wanted to sew. I just knew I wanted it to be simple. The top from McCall's 6519 was the perfect choice as the simplicity of the design let the fabric take center stage. Before deciding on this pattern I did a little online snooping to see if I could find what the designer had made from this fabric. The only item I found was this tank style top, so who knows if the fabric was used for something other than a top. Having sewn the McCall's top a few months previously, I knew I would benefit from a small FBA. The lines below show the final altered pattern front. Instead of sewing the dart I eased the extra fabric the front to the back along the side seam. Instead of using purchased bias tape per the pattern instructions, I made self-fabric bias binding. Because it looks good...a