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Style Arc Sunny

I’ve made this top before – I think this could be my fourth version.  It’s a great shape for me.

Style Arc Sunny top

The Style Arc Sunny has a terrific cocoon shape, with that volume balanced by fitted sleeves. Like the Tessuti Mandy boat tee, fabric choice is extremely important. Because those sleeves are fitted, and there is a dropped shoulder seam around the bicep, you really do need a knit with four way stretch. If it is only two-way you’ll need to make alterations to make the sleeves fit comfortably. In a four-way stretch there are no issues at all. Style Arc Sunny top

The fabric is a fabulous printed knit that I picked up at Restash last year. I cut it from the scraps left over after sewing a dress (as yet unphotographed and unblogged) and didn’t have quite enough for the lower back piece, so I just used the same contrast fabric I was using for the neckband and called it a design feature. The printed knit has sparkly teal dots all over it – this top really glitters in the sunlight!

Style Arc Sunny top

From the Style Arc website: 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!!



4 thoughts on “Style Arc Sunny

  1. This looks great!
    I still haven’t finished my first one, but I originally bought this pattern after I saw your white with large floral version. :o>

  2. You always make the most beautiful pieces. And you use fabrics that speak to you, that make you smile and that you enjoy it so…so evident in the smile upon your face. Thank you for sharing.

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