LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this pattern, but not the high shipping cost from Austrailia! It was approximately $20.00! Style Arc patterns have a very nice selection of unique styles borrowed from the fashion industry. To offset the high cost of shipping, I just ordered at least 3-4 patterns at once. I really do like the styles they carry and will probably treat myself again! I currently have approximately 8 of their patterns. This pattern is called the Demi Drape Top.
The instructions for these patterns are quite different from the Big 4 in that they don't have step by step illustrated pictures. However, the instructions are written so well, you don't really miss the pictures. They do show some illustrations for clarification where needed.
I love the fit directly out of the envelope! I had no sewing issues at all and I love the way Style Arc has you to "sandwich" the built in tank by staggering the seams to reduce the bulk...very nice touch! The only alteration I made was to raise the front neckline of the tank top for modesty purposes.
I also changed the style just a little because I like adding something just for me! I added a small amount of elastic to the side seams to create some ruching on the side.
The fabric is a fashion knit designed by Calvin Klein and was purchased from Fabric Mart some time ago. I wish I had bought more because I would love to make a dress out of this fabric too! Oh well...at least I have this beautiful top!
I really love this top and plan on making a few more versions! If you like this style, it is so worth you giving it a try! You'll will really be happy you did!
On another note, I had lunch with a fellow sewing blogger Andrea from Satin Bird Designs to assist her with a blogging software she told me about called Blog Doc, Google Docs HTML Blog Editor. This is the best software for posting to your blog on your IPad! (in my opinion, that is!). I completely prefer it to my laptop!!! The last three posts were done on my IPad with this software. I'm happy to say we got Andrea up and running on the software, so lunch was a success! Now we both can write posts no matter where we are! You're very welcome Ms. Andrea, it was fun!