Hello, hello, tap, tap, tap…..is this thing on? Summer is a busy time around here. Lots of things to do, and not enough summer. But, when I saw the StyleArc Ann T-Top on Gorgeous Fabrics’ Facebook page, I couldn’t pass it up. StyleArc has set up a FREE download of this pattern. You can find the link HERE. Enter your name and email address, along with your size. StyleArc will then instantly send you your size of the Ann T-Top, along with the sizes on either side.
This is a great little pattern. It only takes about 1 yard of fabric, and it is a quick sew. I think it took me longer to download the pattern and tape it together than it did for me to sew it up.
I ended up making 3 of these tops in about a half of day. The first one was a muslin out of some not so stretchy knit I had in my stash. I made it long sleeved, and I think it will be nice to wear around the house this winter. It still needs to be hemmed. I just couldn’t bring myself to finish it up while it was 100 degrees outside.
I made the second one out of a cute cotton jersey camo print from Fabric.com. I opted for short sleeves, and stitched up a size 12. It would be better if this fabric had a bit more stretch and drape to it, but I still like how it turned out.
The side seam runching is made by sewing elastic in the side seams. Very easy. As you can see, the front is longer than the back. No problem, as it helps cover up a multitude of sins.
I made the third one out of some Ikat knit from Gorgeous Fabrics. I am pretty sure it is sold out. I bought it last year and made this Burda top up out of it. Since I love the fabric so much, I decided a needed a short sleeve top out of it as well.
I wore this top the other day to meet a very special artist and pick up an original painting he donated to Ride for Joy Therapeutic Riding Program. Meet Tuck the Painting Horse of The West. His owner taught him to paint and they are donating 50% of his painting sales to Ride for Joy to support our new veterans program. Notice how the painting matches my top?
All and all this is a great little pattern. Give it a shot. I think you will like it. I sure like mine and will enjoy wearing them into the fall.