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Style Arc Meg raglan tee and Lola pants

More Style Arc!  At the moment I am rather partial to a raglan sleeve.  You have probably worked that out already!  And Style Arc recently released the Meg raglan tee pattern.  The description is as follows: This gorgeous elbow length raglan sleeve Tee has a relaxed fit that is designed to flow with the body. It features a high low hemline and a high scoop neck. This style is beautiful made in a soft flowing silk.  It is also worth noting that this pattern is for wovens, not for knits.

I felt that this pattern really lent itself to using a combination of fabrics.  I had a very small remnant of printed cotton sateen from Tessuti, just enough to cut the front and back body pieces.  And in deep stash I found some beautifully quality black woven jacquard, originally from June’s stash so possibly from the 70s or 80s.  And together, they became the Meg tee!

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I really wish that I could get a photograph that showed the subtle pattern woven into the black fabric, but as you know black is hard to photograph at the best of times. This is a lovely light weight fabric and has combined nicely with the print. The neckline binding is cut on the bias, and the darts at the shoulder of the raglan sleeves provide the opportunity for shaping the top to your body nicely.

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Once again I made my usual Style Arc size 12. I need to pull out the pattern pieces and check if I shortened them through the body to petite it (I possibly did). As with the last Style Arc top I posted, the drafting for the mitred corners at the side splits of the top was particulary nice. The hems are wide, which makes the whole top sit better, and everything went together perfectly.

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And by now you’ve already figured out that I also sewed a pair of Lola pants to coordinate, in the same black woven as the sleeves of the top. I didn’t own any summerweight black pants, and they do come in handy. I think that I’ve made about four pairs of pants from this pattern now, and can sew one up very quickly. They are size 12, shortened both above and below the knee. I’m sure that they will be worn quite a lot.

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The loose fit is cool and comfortable to wear, but the elastic in the back hem edge bringing them in at the bottom gives them a more modern look than if they were wide and loose. Although I do like wide and loose as well…another sewing plan perhaps. The pockets also come in handy.

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I’m really enjoying my Style Arc sewing at the moment! I think that by now most of you know that their instructions are sometimes lacking, but their drafting is always fantastic and styles are definitely up to the minute. I can always find a style that I like, and they design for a broad variety of shapes. I really enjoy their patterns, and have actually grown to like the one-size-only aspect. I know what basic changes I need to make, and it’s actually less confusing than if there are lots of other lines on the pattern pages.

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As has often been the case over recent weeks/months, I am well behind with blogging finished makes. I’ve got a few very busy weeks ahead with work commitments, kids’ school commitments, school council commitments, and extended family commitments, and am hoping that since I won’t have the time (or possibly the energy) to get any sewing done, I might actually get some more blogging done and get up to date! So if there are a plethora of posts don’t think that I’ve been sewing like a maniac at the same time as juggling everything else – the projects will actually date back weeks and weeks.


10 thoughts on “Style Arc Meg raglan tee and Lola pants

  1. That top is lovely (as was the last one). They might both need to make their way on to my list. But first I have another Style Arc to make. Guess which new pattern just arrived at my place? Hint: F**

  2. This top is really cute, and it looks great on you! Your fabric choices are spot on. Usually I would overlook a simple and loose top like this, but seeing your version really opens my eyes to the possibilities of this pattern. I love it!

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