Style Arc Creative Cate
Pattern Description. This is such a great versatile top that can be worn in lots of different ways - just leave it up to your creative imagination. Simple to make and simple to wear!
Pattern Sizing. I made up a size 20 – but forgot to add the seam allowance (Duh!) It is a little close fitting but I still like the look.
Did it look like the pattern photo /drawing envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? This must be one of the easiest and quickest patterns to sew. I made it up in an hour tops from cutting out to completion.
What do you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the way it fits the body – the last cowl neck I made was very loose and baggy.
Fabric used? A light polyester knit as a muslin.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made? I forgot to add the seam allowance so it fits a little closer than I meant it to. I need to lower the arm opening a little as it pulls.
Would you sew it again or recommend it to others? I recommend this pattern if you are looking for a more fitting cowl neck – great for a stylish work look. I plan to sew more of this pattern.
Conclusion. A wonderful pattern that has the look I was searching for, and it is simple to make.
Pattern Description. Raglan sleeved top with a cowl like collar.
Pattern Sizing. View C size 20.
Did it look like the pattern photo /drawing envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes it looks exactly like the top Khaliah Ali is wearing.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes.
What do you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? This pattern has been on my to-do list for awhile. I have included in this sewathon as the collar affect is very like that of a cowl. I love the two piece raglan sleeve it is very attractive the way it is darted to cup the outer arm. The collar is rather weighty and I think care needs to be taken in fabric selection as it could look rather awful if the fabric does not drape softly.
Fabric Used. Lightweight polyester knit.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made? I made this straight out of the pattern – with Simplicity I normally make one size smaller than my measurements as I prefer less ease.
Would you sew it again or recommend it to others? I love this top and plan to make it up in a better fabric. The two-piece sleeve gives a great fit and the top looks very flattering in my opinion. I thoroughly recommend this pattern.
Threads featured this pattern in its pattern feature for autumn – I plan to make it up for summer with some adjustments with the collar. I really like the style of this top and can see a few versions made for summer.