Thursday, April 20, 2017

Style Arc Rosie top

I have had this pattern in the stash for a while, and finally got around to making it up just in time for the end of summer! Oh well, sitting in the cupboard won't hurt it for a couple of months!

There are lots of things that I like abut Style Arc, their sizing is pretty consistent and their technical drawings are usually pretty accurate to the finished product. I usually buy their patterns when they are on sale from their Etsy site so the cost is pretty good too. And they are an Australian company as well!

Size and fitting notes: I made the size 10 without any alterations. Overall the fit for me is quite good, although I generally like my clothes to be a little bit roomy rather than tight. The fit across the bust is a tad big though. This could be because my fabric 'grew' during handling or I may need to take the princess seam in a tad over the bust point.I'll reserve my judgement on that when I make it up in a firmer weave fabric.

Fabric: A really lovely cotton boucle from The Remnant Warehouse. This is a really hard fabric to describe! It is white with a bobbly type black stripe weave. It is actually quite heavy so the top drapes really nicely.

Verdict: I think that this will be a great top for our hot summers. I think it will work with jeans and chinos as well as a more tailored pant. Its a nice quick sew, and as the pattern pieces are all quite small it is a great pattern for using up strange shaped remnants!