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Style Arc Melody tunic

The Melody tunic was Style Arc’s freebie for June.  I tend to hold off on buying patterns until there is either a sale or a freebie that I want – and in June there was both!

Style Arc Melody tunic

I sewed size 12 without alteration. The fabric is divine – it was a gift from Anna and I believe that it originally came from clothing manufacturer The Ark (they used to sell off excess fabric at one of their retail stores).  The colours are absolutely perfect for me!  I am not sure what the fibre composition is.  I did find that it stuck to the iron a little bit, so I used my organza pressing cloth.

Style Arc Melody tunic

This tunic has some lovely details. From the Style Arc website: This directional and super comfy tunic top features an on-trend ¾ length sleeve with an elastic cuff. The V-neck with collar and slight swing silhouette allows this tunic to be an easy wear that will become your new wardrobe staple. FABRIC SUGGESTION: Linen, crepe, rayon or fine wool. 


I chose not to stitch down the front yoke facing – it stayed in place nicely without it. The only topstitching on this tunic is at the hem and to form the casings for the elasticised sleeves. I hand-stitched the stand facing in place on the inside of the neckline.

Style Arc Melody tunic

Style Arc actually have a video tutorial that shows you how to sew the collar and stand and yoke. I didn’t watch it before making the tunic – too impatient – but I do plan to go back and see what I can learn from the experts. The back yoke is attached burrito style, so there are no exposed seams at the shoulders or back.

Style Arc Melody tunic

I really enjoyed sewing this tunic, and I know that I’ll enjoy wearing it. Thanks Anna for the fabric and thanks to Style Arc for another excellent pattern. Yes, I’m a fan.

Style Arc Melody tunic


7 thoughts on “Style Arc Melody tunic

  1. I’m so happy to see your Style Arc pattern reviews here! I’m also a fan and about the same size as you are so I can picture what it would look like on me. Love this tunic…have to check Amazon to see if they carry it.

  2. What perfect fabric for you! I want ALL the Style Arc tunic patterns because of your excellent skills with them. Never mind it’s been ages since I’ve managed to get one sewn.

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