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Style Arc Maris – yes, it’s number three

Style Arc Maris top in solid knit with printed silk woven

There’s really not a great deal to say when you get to the third version of a garment. This is the Style Arc Maris top. From their website: MARIS TOP: This top has an interesting front hem panel that continues to the back giving a fabulous silhouette. 
Use your own creative flare, mixing fabrics or colours for your own individual look.  We made our sample in Linen but would also work in a knit as well.

maris-top

Style Arc Maris top in solid knit with printed silk woven

Actually, I can comment on something regarding this version. My first was all sewn in woven fabric. The second was sewn all in knit. This time I used a woven for the yoke and bottom panel, and a knit for the body. The woven is the silk scraps left over from my Vogue 1482 dress, and the body was also from scraps, this time a golden mustard viscose. I had to piece the back upper sleeve areas, which are hidden after hemming the sleeve openings.

Style Arc Maris top in solid knit with printed silk woven

The yoke is self lined. I cut it twice, sewed around the front neckline right sides together, then attached it to the shoulder seams burrito style, encasing the viscose in between the yoke outer and yoke lining when stitching. I had already finished the back neckline with a strip of viscose, like a facing. This left me with nicely enclosed seam allowances and a clean finish around the neckline. I wish I’d thought to take photographs! The rest of the construction was fairly standard.

Style Arc Maris top in solid knit with printed silk woven

Three versions of this top in one year is probably enough!

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7 thoughts on “Style Arc Maris – yes, it’s number three

  1. Hi Lara, I’ve been following your blog for a while now and love your work! I like this top and wonder how it would fit on my wobbly tuck shop arms? I’m not keen on accentuating them.

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