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Style Arc Ginger (the third)

Style Arc Ginger top in knit from Clear It

Another pattern repeat! This one is the Style Arc Ginger knit top. Photos taken after a day of work – and I notice that the sleeve hems are crumpled from the jacket I’ve just taken off.

Style Arc Ginger top in knit from Clear It

This ticks all the boxes for a work top for me. I prefer V necklines, and it isn’t too low. There are short sleeves, it’s sewn in a knit, and there is plenty of room there for my middle. The fabric came from Clear It – I suspect it’s a viscose knit. It’s quite a decent weight, and was easy to sew and is just as easy to wear.

Style Arc Ginger top in knit from Clear It

From the Style Arc website: This is the top of the season made simple. Clever drafting makes this top easy to sew without losing the look. All in one sleeve, full front wrap with shoulder tucks falling into a draped bodice.


I notice that I first sewed this top in 2014.  What is great about this top is that unlike many with a drapey front hem, this one can easily be made in prints as well as solids (many similar fabric show the reverse side on half of the front).  It’s fast to sew too.

Style Arc Ginger top in knit from Clear It

And there’s the aforementioned jacket that crumpled up the sleeve hems – it’s a Style Arc Harper jacket. The pants are Style Arc Barb. This is a pretty typical work outfit for me.

Style Arc Ginger top in knit from Clear It

Previous versions of this top are here and here.


8 thoughts on “Style Arc Ginger (the third)

  1. Nice top – I’ve passed on it before, thinking it had a full twist at the bottom, which puts the wrong side of the fabric to the outside. But it doesn’t!! I think I’ll give this a try 🙂

  2. It looks great on you! Isn’t it funny how styles suit certain body types. This pattern was a complete disaster for me. I am slowly learning that just because I like something on someone else it doesn’t necessarily translate to my shape.

  3. I really enjoy your blog but I wish it had a search button so that I could search for tops or pants or whatever I want to compare on a particular day. Keep sewing and posting, you keep me inspired.

  4. Just found your blog, could not stop reading it, now I am late for work !!!!! ha ha ha

    Will read it again when I get home.

    You are very talented, and I love your choice of fabrics

    Best wishes to you and your family


    From Southport UK near Liverpool !!! xx

  5. I hadn’t realized how clever that top is – the beginning of the centre front seam being sewn up means no gaping. But you still get a wrap top. Very clever. The colour (& style) looks fantastic on you!

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