Friday, August 24, 2012

McCall’s 6563

Description:  Bias fitted pullover top that has draped front neckline and sleeve, front and hem variations
Sizes:  XS to XXL
Instructions:  They were good, this top is pretty quick to construct, finish the front drape, add bias tape to the back neckline, sew shoulder and side seams.  Then finish but sewing hems.
Changes:  I used fabric bias for back neckline.
Fabric:  Pattern suggests: satin, voile, jersey and faille.  I had some lightweight gingham which I had plans for a long sleeve blouse but Old Navy had too good a price on the same blouse.  I decided to use this gingham for the top.  I wasn’t out too much if I didn’t like it.
Conclusion:  At first when I put it on, I was unimpressed and thought well, so happy that didn’t take too long to make.  Then I put on a cardigan over the top and that really made a difference.  I will wear this and might make another one in the right fabric.  I might could have gone down a size in the hips, but didn’t want it too difficult to put on.  Also, with the cardigan, the top looks fine.
Another great top to make while I am waiting on my serger.  I think others will like it, just make sure your fabric has good drape.
Here it is pretty unspectacular:
Mccalls 6563 shirt only
I think the cardigan makes all the difference
McCalls 6563


  1. Lori
    I had the feeling about a similar Burda Style pattern. By itself the blouse with it's front drape was nothing special. But adding a third layer, in my case a vest, and it becomes wonderful. And that's the way I feel about your blouse and cardigan. What a wonderful addition for your wardrobe.

  2. I did the same with the ones I made recently and now I have made 3 love them. Mine worked better in a soft knit rather than anything more crisp - pretty with your cardi

  3. Wow, you are right! The cardi does make all the difference. The top goes from nice to spectacular. Great layering piece.

  4. Cute top! I agree ... it looks great with the cardigan. I also love the top from your last post. The fabric is so cute and is perfect with the pattern. I don't think you need the tabs with it. I'm no fashionista, so I say go with what your comfortable with.

  5. I love view D of this pattern!