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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

A new pattern by StyleArc

When I first saw this pattern on StyleArc's site I immediately fell in love and knew I had to have it! 

This pattern is called the Winona Knit top.

 Great knit top with lace-up feature

As you can see, it has rolled sleeves and a lace up neckline with a more relaxed fit.

I loved the challenge of the grommets!  Aren't they super cool?  

I am wearing a hot pink cami underneath this, mostly because it is cold outside!

I really love the fit on this.  My usual size in StyleArc is a 12 and that is what I made here.

I didn't make an FBA, but might next time due to the drag lines.  Or, perhaps that is due to the questionable quality of fabric I used.  This was from my stash.  

I love the length and those roll up sleeves are really awesome!

Ignore the look on my face.  My photographer caught me giving him directions.  If your DH is your fashion photographer, you know what I mean. :) 

See how comfortable this looks? 

I followed the directions for the grommets that was on the package.  These aren't exactly perfect and if you look closely, you can figure out where my mistakes are.

I only deviated from the pattern in how I made the rolled sleeve portion.  If you follow the pattern, you will see the seam allowances wrapping around to the inside of the garment.  I fixed this problem by sewing to the mark on the rolled portion of the sleeve with wrong sides together and then moving to the hemline and sewing to the rolled portion with right sides together.  I just didn't want it to look like a caterpillar was crawling out of my armpit region.  You can picture it, right?

This is a fun make.  Installing the grommets is easy and fun.  I plan on making this again soon!
Thanks for reading!


  1. Cute! Maybe a bit chilly for snow, but I love this. And tomy eye the grommets look great.

    1. Hello Lyndle! Thanks so much and yes, it was a bit chilly for snow!

  2. This looks great, Sue! Where did you find the grommets?

    1. Thanks Ann! I purchased the grommets at JoAnns. :)

  3. It's a great top. It looks so professional. I love the grommets and the grey fabric.