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McCall's 6565 Top View B

Added Oct 19, 2013

by rita61

Chemainus, Canada






I made this top out of a nice flowing Rayon, that frays very easy, but hangs beautifully. The pattern calls for a full lining, which is basically the top facing with the body part attached. I did not make a full lining, as she thought she would be too hot. Instead, I added a piece of spandex to the front lining, so that is would sit nicely under the bust line.

I would recommend that if you are making the full lining, that you make and fit the lining first, and consider using a stretch lining for the lower half of the lining.

This top is rated as Easy, yet it is fully lined, has pleats and tucks, and integrated pockets in View A & B. I would only consider it easy for someone with some sewing experience, or an advanced beginner that has someone to ask questions of. Additionally, a couple of the notches do not line up.


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    Oct 20, 2013, 01.13 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Looks nice and the pattern is universal – I like it especially with a vest. Nice fabric; the sleeves shape the shoulder’s line very well.

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      Oct 21, 2013, 05.22 AMby rita61

      Thanks; putting on the sleeves were her request, and she found the fabric in my stash.

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    Oct 20, 2013, 08.42 AMby liliv-1

    Pretty daughter, pretty top and great poses!

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      Oct 21, 2013, 05.21 AMby rita61

      Awe, thanks! :-) It is hard to believe she is 26 already.

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    Oct 19, 2013, 09.54 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    This top is pretty and suits your beautiful daughter very well :-)

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      Oct 20, 2013, 12.12 AMby rita61

      Thank you !

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    Oct 19, 2013, 07.36 PMby Mary Athey

    Patterns that say easy always make me laugh rita!!! I never find them easy at all lol. This top is lovely on your daughter and judging by her smile she loves her top x

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      Oct 20, 2013, 12.11 AMby rita61

      Thank you Mary; she does like her top.
      I remember you commenting on the ‘easy’ on one of your projects as well. ;-)

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