If I make a pattern more than once, you know I really must love it. When I made my first version of McCall's 6991, I knew I'd make another one.
The first version was made in a synthetic fabric. I wasn't completely sure if it would be a top I'd wear a lot, so I really didn't want to make a big investment. But since the end of the year, I've reached for that top multiple times.
This time I used this awesome, graphic polka dot and stripe black and cream silk crepe de chine that I bought from Mood. I would link to it, but it is so great that it sold out fast!
I know a lot of others struggle with silk sewing. I don't find the fabric to be difficult or slippery in the least. It's one of my absolute favorite fabric to work with. I love the feel of it. My number one tip is to simply cut each piece out on a single layer. That way it will remain on grain.
Being that the front of this top is one large bias-cut piece, there was no way that the print could be evenly matched. But I really like the effect that the bias draping created. I did put consideration into the back. I cut the yoke on the cross grain and made sure that the back's pattern placement was symmetrical.
On this version of M6991, I still omitted the pocket on view B as I did in the first one. And I used the tab sleeve from view C.
And per usual, I used a Microtex needle, made French seams and created narrow hems. I really, really love this top. And who knows? There may be a third...