Monday, February 27, 2017

Stylearc Skye Top in Liberty Poplin




I was in The Fabric Store recently and while I was waiting at the checkout, I had a little rummage in their remnant basket.  I came across a piece of Liberty poplin the the print Matchsticks.  It was knocked down to the point it would be a crime to leave it behind.


I have been keen to try out Stylearc Skye for a while now after seeing quite a few lovely versions pop up on both Insta and my blog roll.


Because I didn't want to potentially waste my lovely Liberty fabric, I took the measure twice cut once saying to the extreme and took extra care with my pattern measurements.   I actually ended up adding an extra 5cm to the length and 1.5cm to each side.  I found this pattern to run really small.  In lengthening the top I managed to somehow mess up the length and added to the front and not the back and in addition also mucked up the hem curve.  In the process I learnt not to try and carry on a conversation while measuring!  My only solution to the problem was to hack the entire bottom off  and add a new piece.  Fortunately it is in a busy print and unless you look closely you will never notice.


I love the shape of the top and it does look lovely with my olive culottes but despite having a button closure at the neck, it is just about impossible to get off.  I have ripped the stitching under the arms a couple of times now.  For that reason, I will not make this one up again.

11 comments:

  1. It is great to see this top made up. The sleeves are longer than I would have expected from the line drawing.

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    1. Now that you mention it, the sleeves do look longer.

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  2. Nice top pattern to use when you a smallish piece of fabulous fabric. It looks great with your olive culottes.

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  3. It is a lovely top, such a pleasing shape to suit your pretty fabric. Its a pity that its difficult to put on/take off.

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    1. In hindsight, I could put an invisible zipper under the arm.

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  4. The fabric matches your pants beautifully. Such a shame it is difficult to put on and off. The sleeves look a lot longer than the line drawing. Did you extend them?

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    1. No, I didn't extend the sleeves. I just added 1cm down the side seam, sleeves included.

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  5. I can't resist fabric. But did you make the pants? If so the pattern make and number please please and what type of fabric you used. They look amazing

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    1. Thanks! All the details re the pants are in this post: http://fabricepiphanies.blogspot.co.nz/2016_12_01_archive.html

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  6. Very very nice. I love those pants too.

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