Whether they are or not, I made two! 🙂 McCalls 6841 is an easy drapey top pattern with two sleeveless variations and a long sleeve variation. Considering I live in Louisiana and it’s still 90 degrees most days, I made the two sleeveless variations. The version shown above is View B. Let’s talk about that one first. I actually used a recommended fabric and went with a sheer stretchy knit that I use to test patterns (meaning it normally doesn’t get seen). i know the pattern on the fabric isn’t the greatest but technically this was a wearable muslin 🙂
Moving on to view A, this was actually the first one I made. The night I picked up the pattern, I walked past this print on the clearance table, and knew it would be perfect for it. 🙂 I was tired and decided I wasn’t making a muslin to test, I was going for it with my new fabric and I wanted to finish it before I went to bed. That didn’t happen, but all I had to do was hem the armholes when I woke up in the morning. Then I wore it to work 🙂 I also wore it to Atlanta Swing Classic, (which had I taken pictures at would have been a separate blog post in itself, wonderful event) and received good feedback on it. Without further ado, View A.
I know they look similar but they are different in the fit, neckline, and the back. Both of the necklines go very low. I had 5 outfit changes today and it was hot so these photos are bra-only underneath, but when I wore these for the day, I had on either a coordinating tank or bandeau underneath. The other difference is the coverage of the shoulders and back, pictured below. Also a note, the tropical print is a woven and not a knit (as recommended on the pattern), but you know I do what I want :).