Style Arc's Harlow Top as soon as it was released (Oct 1), waiting oh so impatiently for my pattern to arrive from Australia.
The recommended fabrics are linen, cotton, crepe and silk. And I used a ponte knit.
I didn't intend to sew this from a ponte knit, but I had purchased a half yard of this laser cut fabric about a year ago intending to use it on a pencil skirt. That never happened and when my pattern arrived I thought the laser cut fabric would work beautifully for the split bell sleeve on the top.
SR Harris I went to look for navy fabric and I liked the color and feel of this ponte knit. The cold weather may have had something to do with my decision as I wanted something that felt warm! As an added bonus, I found it on the $4/yard remnant table.
my Instagram photo it does appear darker. But then I remembered this fabric had a small tag on it that stated "navy".
The body of the top has a slight A-shape and the back is a little longer than the front.
Unfortunately, the top is just a wee-bit too large for me in the shoulder/neck area. That's why you're only seeing it on my dress form. I probably should have started with smaller size and did the FBA. That's the one draw back about ordering directly from Style Arc. You order and receive only one size. (The patterns available on Amazon are nested so you can trace the size you need.) I could wear it, but my daughter has broader shoulders than I do and I think this would look great on her!
|Harlow Top image from www.StyleArc.com|
When I was at SR Harris I also purchased some silk charmeuse with plans for another Harlow Top. So stay tuned!