Friday, April 18, 2014

Style Arc Rosie Top





This is the Rosie Top. I love this top. It is drafted so well. The sloping shoulders, the curved princess seams the pleat in the back - everything. Plus it is SO easy to sew - you don't even have to have the button opening on the back (I didn't).  This took me maybe 2 hours to layout, cut fabric and sew. Very easy and really lovely.

I got the fabric at the Brisbane meet up recently and it's a great cotton - about the same weave and weight as quilting cotton. It looks like it was a special print. The purple/grey leaves look like it was an earring as it has the hook on the end and the blobs are just blobs I think. I used this as a test garment. I need to do a sway back adjustment but otherwise it fits really well. I have some cotton lace that I will make it up with and hopefully some black straight pants. I have to work on the dress for the wedding next... sewing the Rosie top was probably me procrastinating.

I really love the Style Arc patterns. They just go together beautifully. They just work.

9 comments:

  1. What a great make! I really should try a Style Arc pattern sometime in my sewing-life ~ what are you making for the wedding ?!? ... J

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    1. Hi Judith I'm making the Alisha dress. I have the toile in the previous post but I haven't adjusted it yet.
      You can borrow one of my Style Arc if you want - they are size 12. They are so on trend (so unlike me). Have you seen the pattern they copied from the Princesses wardrobe in Australia?

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  2. It looks great. I think I am going to have to try Style arc too, they have some very nice designs.

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  3. Thanks Marie. You should try them as they are just so nice. Also happy to loan to you if you like to try one of mine first.

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  4. Lovely version! My fabric is more drapey than the one you've used - yours seems to have a bit more structure so it will be interesting to see how they differ in the end. Also - I've made a zillion adjustments, revised them and then made a few new ones. But if it works, this will be a lovely wardrobe staple.

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  5. That fabric is fabulous! I'm yet to try a StyleArc pattern, have never seen them for sale in WA, but thanks for the recommendation.

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  6. I like the print placement on this top. I recently made this pattern in an all-over print, and I don't like it as much as yours!

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    1. Thanks! I wasn't sure if I should make it with just the lighter colour. I have more of this fabric so maybe I'll make it with adjustments so it fits properly as I really like it. You haven't put yours on the blog yet!

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  7. Hi Sofie! I really love this top and am thinking of getting the pattern. How is the fit? I have never used a style arc pattern before

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