I have a few repeat patterns to show you. First up is the Style Arc Esme top.
You can see my first go at this pattern here. Style Arc describe the pattern as follows: ESME DESIGNER KNIT TOP: “The Wanted” garment of the season. This knit top has a fabulous bias cut collar that can stand fashionably high or turned over. Make it sleeveless or with sleeves for the cooler months.FABRIC SUGGESTION & DESCRIPTION: Ponte, Scuba or any fabric with a stretch component.
This time around I sewed the top in scuba from Spotlight. The large abstract pattern really appealed to me in the shop – as did the sale price at the time. Scuba is very easy to sew, and has plenty of body, but this one was a little softer than others I have used.
This time around I had enough fabric to cut the collar on the bias, which is really does need. In combination with the slight softness of this scuba, it has resulted in a collar that rolls beautifully, just as it is meant to.
I really like the deep hems on this top in combination with the longer back and the side splits. This is so easy to do, but adds a point of difference in comparison to a regular straight around hem.
I sewed straight size 12, with no alterations. Construction was shared between the overlocker and the sewing machine, with the twin needle being used to finish the hems. The pants that I am wearing with it are Style Arc Barb pants, in Style Arc bengaline. I don’t think that I have finished with this pattern yet – I’d like to try both the collarless version and the extended shoulder version, probably in soft ponte. Watch this space!