Style Arc Patterns

One More Peasant Top

You might remember when I made my first peasant top that I was not sold on it straight away. However, every time I wear it I get compliments, and the top has started to grow on me. Enough so that I decided that this Style Arc pattern was worthy of my Oscar de la Renta black silk. One thing I didn’t like about the pattern the first time around was the excess fabric at the side seams, so I re-drafted them. I measured in 2 inches at the waist and then tapered from the armysce and the hem to draw the new side seam.

I used ribbon for the neck-tie instead of the self fabric tie called for in the pattern.

Due to the embossed nature of the fabric, I used silk organza to interface the slit facing instead of fuseable.    The construction of the opening was somewhat confusing.  Not that they were wrong, just sparse.  If I was a new sewist I would have been like “huh?”  As it was, I figured it out and it turned out just fine.  As I, and many more in blog-land have mentioned, Style Arc construction directions are, well, they are limited.  Much like Burda Style patterns.

I also decided not to put the elastic in the sleeves, but used a ruffle trim instead.  All I did was hem the sleeve and then stitched on the trim.

I love how the trim has the same ribbon as the ribbon I used for the tie.  I found the trim at JoAnn’s.

Overall, I am happy with how this turned out.  I think I will get a lot of use out of it.  It will look great with a black wool skirt, tights and boots.

Next up, an outfit for my niece’s wedding on January 12th.  I need something warm, as it is in an old fruit cold storage building and comfortable, as I am the photographer…..I have a few ideas.  I think I will make this Vogue 8837 skirt.

And McCall’s 6399 top.

Ready, set, go!

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14 thoughts on “One More Peasant Top

  1. Just reading how you didn’t like the excess fabric down the side seams of your peasant top (just like I have also mentioned in my blog today)… I will go and compare your two tops and see if that’s the change I need to make on my own one too. 🙂

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