|Pattern Description: Make this great on trend top sleeveless, short sleeve or long sleeve. Flattering neckline draping from shoulder pleats into a front flounce.|
This was the free pattern for April 2013. Style Arc claims that the finished measurements below are for size 10, but my size 8 had the exact same measurements.
Centre back length 60cm or 23 1/2"
Bust 96cm or 37 1/2"
Hip 101cm or 39 1/2"
Pattern Sizing: 6-30, I made an 8.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?The front is straighter, not as flouncy. I also found the fit much looser than the line drawing showed. But the neckline detail is accurate.
Were the instructions easy to follow?They told you to fold back the front facing, sew the tuck, and then babylock the front edge. I didn't see how this was going to work so I babylocked the front edge, sewed the tuck, THEN folded it back. After making it up I liked the idea of a rolled hem for the back as well as the front so next time I would sew the front tuck, sew the sides together, and then babylock the entire front, continue to the back, and then go all the way up the front edge again and then fold back the facing.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Likes: very unique look that isn't too "out there", and I think it is the perfect pattern for stretch silks.
Dislikes: I felt like there was too much ease, particularly around the waist. Very unusual for Style Arc!
Fabric Used:96% silk/4% lycra silk charmeuse (Fabric Mart)
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: view the blog post
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes, it is a very attractive blouse when made up in a stretch silk.
Conclusion: For more info and photos, view the blog post.