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Calendria
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Date: 5/25/13 6:40 PM

I am considering stylearc but I'm afraid to use it because it only has one size.

also, are the pants patterns that great? crotch curve wise?

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Date: 5/25/13 7:28 PM

Hi Calendria, There is a discussion of StyleArc patterns somewhere on this site. The overall opinion is very favorable. It was so favorable that I ordered a couple of the SA patterns to try them. They arrived much earlier than I expected, I was told three weeks on the average and got them after only ten days! I have not cut into them yet. However, if you search the review archives, you will find a wealth of reviews on SA patterns. Good luck!

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Date: 5/25/13 7:56 PM

I'd say it depends what your body type is. Here's what Anne (clothingengineer) says about the line:

"Style Arc drafts for an average to narrow shoulder, B cup bust with much of the fullness on top. The bust will fit me but with princess seams I usually need to pinch out fullness from the upper part of the curve. Style Arc is based on Australian RTW and fits more like RTW than most patterns. I usually have to extend the waist shaping, though overall the length of a top or shirt will be good out of the envelope. I would say the butt they draft for is average to fuller, though I haven't made a woven pants pattern from them yet to confirm this. The upper hip area in the back below the waist tends to be very snug and I will often add to just the side seams in the back and not the front for a top. There's a 9" difference between waist and hip and 7" difference between bust and waist. I only need to add 1/4" to the front thigh. I like to work with a size 8 in Style Arc tops, dresses, and shirts, and a 12 for skirts and pants. I usually add 1/2" to 3/4" width to the sleeves and lengthen them 1". The armholes are comfortably cut, not overly large like some of the Big 4 but not as tight as Burda."

I am 5'2" with average torso length, have average width forward shoulders, an A/B cup, smaller hips and a larger waist measurement than StyleArc drafts for, a narrow neck and thin arms. The patterns fit reasonably well out of the envelope, except for styles that fit snugly around the waist and hips.

If you're much larger or smaller in one area or another, you might end up having to do just as many alterations as you do with any other pattern line.

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Date: 5/25/13 9:17 PM

Their trousers didn't work for me at all. I tried them because people said they were like ready-to-wear. However, although bought trousers fit me more-or-less OK, the StyleArc crotch curve is nothing like my body. I would have had to do a huge amount of alterations to try and make them fit, so I abandoned them. I'm not tempted to try any other of their patterns after that one.

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Date: 5/25/13 9:33 PM

I love Style Arc for their fashion forward styling. I have to tweak fit for pretty much every pattern company and don't have expectations for them to fix out of the envelope.

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Date: 5/25/13 11:19 PM

I can't comment on their pants as I haven't tried any SA pants yet, but overall I think their patterns run a little big....just my personal experience.

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Date: 5/26/13 0:23 AM

Can someone please tell me how to find other conversations/discussions about Style Arc? Not sure where to loo,. Thanks.

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Date: 5/26/13 2:45 AM

There's another thread right next to this one at the moment in the patterns forum. Otherwise do a messageboard search for "style arc"
-- Edited on 5/26/13 2:46 AM --

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Date: 5/26/13 9:09 AM

I wear a 16W in RTW pants most of the time. The Style Arc Tori Crop Pant in size 16 fit me remarkably well. I had to tweak the hips and waist just a tad and, of course, shorten them (I'm 5'3"). Crotch curve and length (something I struggle with on most other patterns) is right on. My daughter wears a size 12 and I am altering my muslin to fit her. I have the Linda pant pattern but haven't made it up yet.

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Date: 5/26/13 11:35 AM

Quote: 2 Airedales n Me
Can someone please tell me how to find other conversations/discussions about Style Arc? Not sure where to loo,. Thanks.


Style Arc discussion

What body types do pattern lines draft for?

What pattern lines are well drafted?

Style Arc pattern club
-- Edited on 5/26/13 11:40 AM --
-- Edited on 5/26/13 11:40 AM --

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