Showing posts from September 4, 2016

Style Arc Cold-Shoulder Knit Top and Flat Bottom Flo Pants

Style Arc, I think I love you! Another winner from Style Arc! This time I sewed the Cold-Shoulder Knit Top (which was one of the free patterns for August 2016), and my third pair of Flat Bottom Flo pants (love the fit, hate the name). The top is designed to hug the body. Since that's not my personal preference I added width and also did a full-bust adjustment so it would skim over my body. I used a black ITY knit that has been in my stash for a few years. It was left over from when I sewed a 1970s era Scott Barrie disco dress ( Vogue 2194) to wear to the annual Minnesota History Center's RetroRama. The seams on the top are 1/4". I stitched all the seams using a 0.5 wide, 3.0 length zig-zag stitch on my sewing machine, then finished with a three-thread stitch on my serger. The neck, shoulder, and upper arm edges are simply serged, turned to the wrong side, and stitched in place. I added 1/4" Steam-a-Seam to the wrong side before turning under and stitch