Monday, May 14, 2012
Anita Peasant Top designed by Style Arc
A few Style Arc Patterns are making their way into my stash. They really appeal to me with the boutique style, modern illustrations and regular new patterns. I think the pricing is reasonable, the postage is quick and the single size patterns are not a problem for me. The sizing should be the same as ready to wear, This top is a size 12.
These patterns are not for everyone as the instructions are industry based and are basically just dot points, however nothing in this pattern was a challenge. No seam allowances to add and the pieces all fit together perfectly. I had made split front facings like this before which was the trickiest bit. The website does have tutorials for some of the techniques. The Anita Top had arrived as a monthly free pattern with my order too.
The top has a relaxed fit with a drawstring neckline that ties at the front, elastic gathered sleeves and a generous length. I made the top in a voile that has been in my stash for a long time but a soft knit can also be used.
Once again I am not sure if I will wear this top. Most of my clothes are fitted and the voile doesn't seem to flatter me but looks a bit stiff on. Maybe with a few washes to soften it up I can give it a go with my jeans and see how it looks. I am trying to sew a bit out of my comfort zone and encourage myself to wear a few different things too.