Here’s yet another garment made out of the raspberry knit. In case you’re wondering, NO, it is not yet warm enough around here to wear a short skirt and sleeveless top. This photo was taken last fall.


I’ve been meaning to review this pattern for some time now, but every time I thought to write the review, I came up with another piece of fabric from which to make another top.

This is the latest.  It’s an ITY knit from  I love the diagonal stripes.


A friend had a bag of fabric, and I managed to scrounge this pretty red sparkle knit.


Then there’s this navy blue.  I think I bought 15 yards for $1/yd when my local fabric store was going out of business.


These tops are all  made with knits, and all are the same size.  You might notice that the drape and stretch of each fabric really makes a big difference in how they hang (and fit.)

The raspberry fabric (top photo) was SO stretchy that I couldn’t comfortably wear it – unless I planned to not ever bend over that day.  Ooops.

So I made it into view C, with the loops gathering up a bit of the excess.

Here’s my review of the pattern.

Pattern Description: MISSES’ TOPS: Top A has front and back stitched pleats, front drape, lapped back and extended shoulder seams; top B has stitched front pleats and drape; top C has front drape and contrast loops.

Pattern Sizing: Xsm, Sm, Med – I made the small. On less stretchy fabrics I added 1/4-inch to each side seam.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes! Depending on how stiff or drapable your fabric is you will get slightly different looks. I only made view B/C. The very open back of view A makes me cold just to look at it.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Super duper easy.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love that I can make one of these tops in about an hour with less than a yard of fabric.

Fabric Used: I made this pattern four times, twice in cotton jersey, once in a glittery slub knit and once in an ITY.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: One of my cotton jersey fabrics was VERY stretchy, and ended up a bit too revealing for comfort, so I added the loops (view C) to gather up some of the excess fabric. My other cotton jersey was more stiff, and it turned out being a little snug. For the ITY I added 1/4-inch to each side seam so it would not be tight across my middle.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I’ve already made it four times, but I wouldn’t hesitate to make it again if the right fabric comes along.

Conclusion: This top is a great wardrobe staple. It can be worn on it’s own in nicer weather or can be layered under a jacket or sweater for cooler days.

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2 thoughts on “Super Easy Draped Knit Top – McCall’s 6078 Pattern Review

  1. I just found your blog on PR and now follow you in my google reader.

    This review reminds me to make sure this pattern is on my to-do list! All the tops are really great!

  2. Great looking tops. at least you are ready for warm weather when it gets here. I have this pattern. I need to put it in the “quick project” pile.

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