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Date: 9/5/11 3:39 AM

Does anyone know of a pattern for a top (for a size 20-22) that has a good shortish sleeve? I live in a part of Australia that gets 40'C days quite often in Summer, so I need some tops that are both cool, and also cover my large upper arms, but at the same time look attractive. I don't mind trying a flutter sleeve, a cap, extended shoulder type, or similar. I never ever wear all poly, and even a light knit top is too hot on these days, so man-made fabrics are out.
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Date: 9/5/11 9:09 AM

I've been interested in the Style Arc Island Ali top: Style Arc Island Ali top

I haven't made it yet (seasons are changing in US) but plan to do so next year (perhaps make into a beach cover-up by extending the length). Since you're in Australia already, you won't have to worry about the shipping!

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Date: 9/5/11 10:07 AM

I wear a lot of the Pure and Simple top (reviewed here), but it may not have enough of a sleeve for you. Still good for around the house, though!

I also like the By Popular Demand top from the same pattern line (reviewed here), but I did spend time shaping the seam on the top of the sleeves.

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Date: 9/5/11 5:06 PM

Simplicity 3786 is a new favorite. I've made View E with the short sleeves and View A with no sleeves, and love both. I'm also considering View D with just the top-half sleeves. The pattern runs large so the sleeves are plenty big enough for those of us who are - ahem - generously blessed in the upper arm department.

It's a great pattern for a lightweight cotton like voile or batiste. Highly recommended!

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Date: 9/5/11 6:48 PM

Thanks to each of you for your suggestions. I'll have a think about the SA design (and, yes, we are thrilled here to have a great homegrown designer ), and the Cutting Line patterns are worth chasing too. As for the Simplicity, Pinkytoo , I can tell you that it is a good pattern because I wore it last summer- View E especially. Good choice by both of us!
Thanks again for all your help.

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Date: 9/6/11 0:30 AM

Simplicity 2447 is my go to blouse. I have a short sleeve version with the ruffle (width cut way down) in a plaid that I love. It has been my go to blouse all summer.

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Date: 9/6/11 3:34 AM

Thanks, Ada. That is a lovely blouse. I'm thinking about wearing ruffles for the first time this coming summer.

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Date: 9/14/11 2:13 AM

Hey Aless,

have you thought about replacing the sleeve fabric with something lighter like cotton voile, chiffong etc, coordinating with the rest of the blouse. Just a thought....

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Date: 9/14/11 3:50 AM

I like the sleeve style I did in this own pattern review for combining upper arm cover with cool
http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/readreview.pl?readreview=1&reviewnum=39444

There's a picture in a link of how I cut and spread a basic kimono pattern, if you had one of these and fancied trying it . The floaty sleeve over a side panel is a good one, I made 3 tops for dd similar to this, very easy to do, taking a ready made tank top and attaching a deep batwing style overblouse in printed chiffon at the neck and hem edge only.

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Date: 9/20/11 8:29 AM

I have used the fr.ee pattern download from Petite Plus patterns for the FRILLY SLEEVE.

Twice I used it
1. Cut on the bias and lettuce edged on linen for a feminine dress
2. Cut straight with a knit for a casual top

Both times I loved the look. Here is the link to download Frilly Sleeve download

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