Review: McCall's 7836 - Cutout Mock Turtleneck Shoulder Sweater!

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McCall's 7836 - Cutout Mock Turtleneck Shoulder Sweater - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I'm so late to the party on this pattern. I've seen so many wonderful versions. I knew I would make it when it was first released, because I'm always looking for cute, easy to wash and wear tops. And this one is perfect.
McCall's 7836 - Cutout Mock Turtleneck Shoulder Sweater - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
This is McCall's 7836. It's tunic length, with an asymmetrical one shoulder cut out and a mock turtleneck. It's a great alternative to a plain sweater or basic sweatshirt.
McCall's 7836 - Cutout Mock Turtleneck Shoulder Sweater - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
My fabric is an ivory ponte knit with stretch. I emphasized that because a lot of them are stable knits with no spandex/lycra. I like for mine to have stretch for the sake of "recovery". 
McCall's 7836 - Cutout Mock Turtleneck Shoulder Sweater - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I wouldn't want this to bag out at the elbows and the bottom, since I'll obviously be sitting will wearing this. I picked this one up at Joann's. 
McCall's 7836 - Cutout Mock Turtleneck Shoulder Sweater - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I cut the 14 and graded to a 16 at the bottom. I decided to add a band because I knew I'd want to wear this untucked and I just didn't like the way it hung.
McCall's 7836 - Cutout Mock Turtleneck Shoulder Sweater - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I took in the shoulder cutout by an inch. When I put it on, I found that it was gaping somewhat right at the collarbone. Enough to make me feel like if someone was standing over me as I'm sitting, they could look down my top. And I want to be comfortable in my clothes. I don't want to feel fidgety or have to always be adjusting.
McCall's 7836 - Cutout Mock Turtleneck Shoulder Sweater - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
This was such a quick project that I wish I'd bought more of this fabric in multiple colors. I hope I get around to make at least one in black and possible gray. These are great throw-on-and-go tops that will work perfectly with trousers, jeans and even leggings!

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16 comments

  1. By far the best I have seen of this top. Yours looks really simple and you paired it well with the pants. 😘😘

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  2. It is a very pretty top and you looked great in it. What pattern did you use for the pants?

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  3. Did you make the band with the same fabric?

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  4. Adorbs! I'd feel compelled to put lace in the cutout for me - just so I wouldn't have bare skin here when I put on a coat! Looks great on you!

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    1. This is Alabama and it'll be 75 degrees later this week! So, I don't base anything on coats! Thanks Mimi!

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  5. I am in love with this shirt! Great job!

    Kimberly Wilkes

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  6. What kind of bra are you wearing, that the strap does not show through the cut-out?

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    1. When I tell people I know who don’t blog about being asked about my undergarments, they think that’s the oddest and funniest thing EVER! Obviously one without straps! 🀣

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  7. I think the band at the bottom really makes the top. Great addition.

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  8. Lovely result all around. That back shot of you is all kinds of beautiful! The fabric looks luscious and the color is perfect on you. You have such talent, style and class, you are a continuing inspiration.

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