McCall’s 6571 – Wishing You Fair Winds and Calm Seas


I had this pattern in mind when I purchased this striped knit last summer.This is the second time I’ve made this top. For this version I added a couple of buttons on each shoulder seam. Besides how easy this is to sew I like the bateau neckline and the way the facing is sewn in with the sleeves. This keeps the facings neatly in place.


The vertical striped band on the bottom is what is known as a “design feature”. The hem has a slight curve to it. I normally straighten this out when sewing a striped fabric. I like a full stripe on the bottom rather than a partial stripe created by the curved hem. I forgot to compensate while cutting the front and back. I tried to straighten the bottom out once it was cut but one wrong scissor clip and that was the end of that. The top was now going to be too short to wear with any of my low rise jeans. I added the band for length. At first I didn’t like it but it grew on me.


Here’s a picture on the sailboat. There was very little wind but we still had a great time on our sunset sail.


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12 thoughts on “McCall’s 6571 – Wishing You Fair Winds and Calm Seas

  1. Love it, love it, love it! A bateau neck tee in stripes always makes me smile…so do pictures of your boat. Miss my sailing days…thanks for sharing.

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