This is a new pattern for me: Edith top from Style Arc. The pattern was a freebie with an order placed in September. I like the design lines. It has the hem bands, the placket, the patch pockets with flaps, and the neckline. I see I managed to iron a big crease in the front pocket. :)
While this looks like a rather simple sew, it did present challenges, mostly with the instructions but with StyleArc, you get a great design and drafting and have to put up with the less than easily presented directions.
I made a size 12 with long sleeves. I simply love the sizing on this top. It fits fantastic through the shoulder, neckline, and bust. I made zero alterations in those areas. My usual swayback adjustment was completed (1/2") and I love how well the back hangs. While the drawings make it look overly boxy, I don't think it appears too boxy on me. Perhaps that is my softer fabric choice?
My only disappointment was in the sleeve length. My sleeves are about 1" too short making them bracelet length. This really isn't a huge deal but this is one thing to check before you cut this out.I solved the issue by cuffing them twice.
I made just a few deviations from the instructions. One was on the placket. I decided not to turn under the facing portion to the inside and topstitch. Even though I used interfacing, my fabric was a bit soft and I simply didn't want to wrestle with it. The other deviation was to make a bias band for the collar instead of sewing the two piece one together and praying it would lay nice and flat like I knew would happen if I made my usual bias one.
I know this top is colorful but I love it! I wore it to work today and received several compliments on it!
Another winner from StyleArc!
Thanks for reading!