Stash Busting Style Arc Top

As the challenge for this Months make a garment a month was stash busting I had intended making a number of things that I had cut out ready.

Life got in the way as it often does and we decided to take a week to drive our son back to University in Melbourne and travel around so I had to change my plans. First to jump the sewing queue.

I made this Style Arc top as I wanted it to take away with me.Stylr Arc topStyle Arc Top details

This is a great pattern a really nice shape and I found it fits well.The fabric I chose is this stripe stretch from Tessuti.Tessuti stripeIt is a lovely color mix with black ,ivory white and blue stripes. I plan to wear it with lots of the makes on the pile for this season and those to come . When I bought the fabric I did my usual and guessed what I would need for a top or dress. BUT I didn’t factor in matching the stripes. Silly I know but I just loved it and initially was going to make a dress so thought all would be fine. When I laid it out to make the top I discovered that I would need some tricky handling to match the stripes. Some seams were easy but the fabric was quite tricky and a lot of basting was done to ensure a match.

I ended up inserting some hat elastic through the neck edge to stabilize it as it kept stretching when I tried to add the neckband.

Matched well here

Matched well here

Basting to ensure accuracy

Basting to ensure accuracy

Front view

Front view

Back view

Back view

Style Arc top in Tessuti fabric

Style Arc top in Tessuti fabric

This is one of the ways I have been wearing this top the fabric is lovely and soft.

I will post about our trip next time.

Happy sewing,

Sue:)

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About suebsewbyme

Australian fabric fanatic who loves to sew and create interesting garments . Creativity is my mantra.
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