I'm a bit in love with McCall's 6563. Seriously, I've made 3 of them in about a month, mainly because there's a lot to like about the pattern. The cowl neckline is a classier twist on the standard T-shirt (IMO), and it's relatively easy to put together.
Another feature I like is how the cut is meant to be a bit looser, so it skims fluidly over your body instead of hugging it. (A bonus for the zaftigly inclined.) I don't know how it performs in a woven, since I've been going through a bit of an ITY knitsession lately. Right now, don't care. I needed new knit tops, so I made new knit tops. Go me.
The first was in a blue that I loved so much I may have bought the remaining yards from Fabric.com to hoard like a cave dwelling critter with a serious OCD.
The base pattern itself is pretty easy. It's 2 pieces cut on the bias, with different sleeve options. I decided to do the shoulder tabs on the first shirt, because I liked the idea of the gathered effect. For the most part it works, but the sleeves and tabs slip all over the place like a drunk on a frozen sidewalk. Eventually I'll arrange and tack them down, but it's winter, I live in Northern climates (read: we live in sweaters and cardigans this time of year) and I have more interesting things to tackle. (Like more cowl-neck shirts!)
I will own up to making a mistake in the construction on Shirt 1 on the back.
|It's not supposed to do that.|
On to Shirt 2.
|I feel like this image doesn't adequately capture the bright CORALness of the fabric.|
And for the third, I chose to do a cap sleeve in (yet another) ITY jersey in an animal print. (I picked up this one and the coral from Vogue Fabrics.)
I kind of regret not picking up more yardage, since there are couple of different design iterations I'd like to make to this pattern. Fortunately I have enough remaining fabric that I can add pieces to other projects.
I suppose I should stop here for a while, but the pattern is great and I'm a fan of pieces that can work through a couple of seasons. So, it's almost guaranteed that McCall's 6563 will wander its way onto my project board again.