Another repeat! This time it is the Style Arc Sunny top. As described by Style Arc: This is a new shape for a knit top. The oversized look becomes very flattering because of pattern drafting and the cocoon shape which is the new on trend look. Try it, you will love it!!
Last time I made this I used a placement print. I feel great every time I wear it, so making the pattern up a second time was only logical. The wide mid-section of the pattern matches mine, so there are no fitting issues!
This is a garment that looks better in real life than in photos, because the shape is unusual. The body is very loose throughout the centre, but it does come in close at the hips, and the sleeves are also tight. This balances out the volume elsewhere. You get a better idea of the shape in this photo:
The fabric is a stretchy knit from Darn Cheap Fabrics – it wasn’t on the $2 table but I think it was in a $4 bin! It’s rather shiny and sparkly in the light. I really bought it as a bit of an experiment and was quite ambivalent about it but have since discovered that it is rather lovely to wear and fairly straightforward to sew. The leftovers will be turning into a Myrtle dress at some stage.
I think that I said last time that you really do need a fabric that is quite stretchy and possibly slinky/drapey to make this top successfully. I don’t think that it would work well in a cotton/lycra, for example. A rayon knit would be fine – so would a silk! And I wonder if you could make it from a woven if you still used a knit for the arms and ensured that the neck opening was wide enough to get it over your head easily. Hmmmm.
You know, this pattern might even get a third outing. Great for the “apple” shape such as myself! The pants are Style Arc Elle pants in a stretch woven, by the way.