Pattern Description: Draped cowl neck top designed for stretchy knits
Pattern Sizing:Style Arc are one size patterns. I order tops in size 12 for a 37" bust.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Their drawings are fairly accurate so I would say you will get about what the drawing shows.
Were the instructions easy to follow?Just guidelines no real instructions with the older Style Arc patterns and you really don't need any this is a very easy to put together pattern.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?This is one of my favorite tops. It fits well through the neck and shoulders, is slightly fitted through the waist and drapes nicely.
Fabric Used:I LOVE this fabric, it is a poly/lycra ITY, multi abstract stripe from Fabric Mart. I paid $3.00 a yard and the pattern takes about a 1 1/2. The camisole layer was leftover from another project and is also a poly lycra blend of unknown origin.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:For this version I shortened the sleeves to 3/4 length just to be different, I have made this top numerous times! I also added binding to the camisole neckline, I think it lays better than just turning under and stitching.I always reinforce the shoulder seem with Vilene to stabalize it. The abstract stripe was impossible to match since it changes from straight to diaganol across the fabric, so I didn't even try! The top was made completely on my Babylock serger and hemmed on the Janome CoverPro.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?Yes, Style Arc patterns are an investment so I use them over and over. This one will certainly get used again in the future. This is a really good style for camouflaging figure flaws!
Conclusion: This is the perfect style for me to transition from summer into fall. The colors are still bright and fun. I'll wear it with orange, purple and black pants!