I know you aren't here to tell me how beautiful my grandchildren are, so let's get back to sewing. :)
Here is an outfit made from 2 StyleArc patterns. The first is the Kim Swing Top. Here is what it looks like:
This is a newer pattern from StyleArc. It is described as a Great everyday jersey top with style. Featuring an asymmetrical hemline, round neck and short sleeve, a staple piece for your wardrobe.
Directions for this top are very straight forward and there is only four pieces to the pattern. If you've made a tee-shirt, you can tackle this top. I do feel like StyleArc is attempting to upgrade their directions. There is even a helpful diagram included with this pattern. '
Next is the Barb Stretch Pant. I've made this pattern twice now, once in stretch Bengaline, that I ordered from StyleArc, and the second time in a beefy ponte that worked great! I had read somewhere that StyleArc patterns were known for their fit and drafting on their pants patterns and I thought, "What?" I have only tried one pant pattern from them and I really liked it for some reason the lights didn't blink at me nor did any bells go off to say, "Try more of the pants patterns!" Sometimes I am really dense!
Both garments were fun and quick to put together. For the pants, I made ZERO alterations to the pattern. I love how these fit and I love the stretch bengaline I ordered from SA. The Kim top was made from fabric from my stash and I love the movement of the wavy lines. DH also gave his stamp of approval.
My only deviation from both patterns was to use my regular sewing machine on the top's hemline. I put my coverstitch in time-out for the next couple of days so I used a single needle stretch stitch and honestly, it works just great!
Any alterations I made to the patterns were confined to the top. BTW, I love how it falls from the shoulders. I love the folds it naturally makes; it feels graceful and fun when wearing.
Typically, I make a swayback adjustment, a sloping shoulder adjustment and also an FBA. I did that with this pattern as well and am pleased with the results.
Sorry for the close-up of my side, but I wanted to show you the design lines on the pants!Thanks for reading!