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A Pink Cape Back Top - McCall's 7541 Pattern Review

Over the past few years I've sewn - and purchased - a few tops with an attached back cape design feature. Such as the blue Butterick 6490 top  and the black Vogue 8907 top , that were both sewn and blogged in 2017.  My latest cape back top is this one sewn from a pink knit. This is McCall's 7541, released in 2017 and now out of print (OOP). It's a loose-fitting, pullover top with an attached overlay aka the cape.  The fabric suggestions are challis, crepe de chine, crepe, and stable knits.  I choose to sew this in a light weight stable knit I purchased two years ago from SR Harris i n Minnesota.  Because SR is a fabric warehouse, fabrics typically do not have the fiber content listed. I purchased the end of the bolt of this pink gingham knit and tucked inside was this fabric tag. There are four views to choose from and as you can see they are pretty similar. I sewed View B, the one with the shorter, curved "sleeves" and the longer back overlay with