Hope everyone is having a relaxing holiday season. It’s a heatwave here in Aus and these tops are perfect – two Style Arc Esme tops.
I made this top from scraps left over from a (disastrous ) mother of the bride dress. That dress might have been a failure but it did yield silk jersey scraps.Such a luscious and luxurious fabric. This make has some hidden seams where I’ve pieced the scraps together (in the hem turn-ups) as well as some more obvious ones ( on the collar). Continue reading
I tried a pattern with draping for the first time and I like it. This is the Style Arc Billie top.It’s just one piece of fabric ! (and one facing). It looks so strange as you cut it out. Then suddenly it makes sense and suddenly it looks so elegant.
For this one I used a viscose crepe that I had earmarked for a dress. Purchased from the Fabric Store, I can’t decided if it’s lavender or grey. I’ll go lavender. Continue reading
There was a time I thought Liberty only did lawn, but no, there’s a whole world of loveliness, silk satin, silk georgette and fleece!
There were a few beauties at the Fabric store when I acquired this. I was very tempted by the hot pink, but went more muted in the end.
The pattern is Style Arc Madison, with lengthened sleeves. I like that it’s a raglan with not too low a scooped neckline. I also like the small dart at the shoulder that means the sleeve sits nicely. I’ve made it before (not blogged) with the sleeve length as in the pattern, but I’ve since made a few, this one included with the sleeve lengthened. Continue reading
Another from the Tessuti #inseasonsilkcomp! Now over, big congratulations to the winners including Debbie and Rachel!
I couldn’t decide which silk de chine I liked best, soooo…………..I’ll threw my hat into the ring again, and the leaves into the air…………….
This Style Arc is a flowing kaftan style.
Perfect for autumn, this lovely crepe de chine! I’ve made something for Tessuti’s #inseasonsilkcomp.
I wanted something to show off the softness and drape of this luscious silk. This is Style Arc’s Suzie’s Sisters Top. The pleats and the tucks show off the silk nicely.
Turns out it’s perfect for work in Canberra’s lovely crisp autumn.