Friday, October 15, 2021

Style Arc Joan Woven Top

This is one of those super easy sewing projects that really doesn't need it's own blog post! But I'm trying to get better at documenting what I've sewn, so I'm going to share a few pics and details about the top.

This is the Style Arc Joan Woven Top.  I purchased the multi-size PDF and sewed a size 10 (shoulder area) tapering to a 12 at the bust and hip. As you can see it was roomy enough that no FBA was needed.

I sewed this loose-fitting, pullover top out of a low-cost piece of fabric just to test the fit. Little did I know that my $6 pre-cut bundle of fabric from Walmart would result in a top that I love!  The color of the fabric is perfect for fall.  The fabric is fairly lightweight, but it works well for Texas weather.

If you've sewn Style Arc patterns before, you already know that instructions are minimal.  I was surprised to see this one is rated Medium/Challenging as I would have rated it Easy.  It must be due to the V neck. The instructions included to sew that neckline are so good and result in a nice crisp V.  The neckline is finished with a wide interfaced facing. I used a lightweight interfacing from Fashion Sewing Supply.

For the photos I paired the top with ready-to-wear wide-leg jeans.  I've been eyeing the True Bias Lander Pant pattern and purchased these jeans to see if I liked the silhouette, which I do

The extended shoulder line is finished with a band. 

The bottom is slightly longer - and curved - in the back.

The hem is finished with a wide facing that is top stitched in place and helps the top hang nicely. 

For a simple-to-sew top, this is a winner. Fabric suggestions are washed linen, charmeuse, crepe, and rayon so I'm going to have a look and see what I might have one hand to sew myself a few more. 


1 comment:

  1. Wonderful color on you, very flattering!