This fabric was left over from my Style Arc Fay Skirt. I could even wear this top with the skirt to create the illusion of a dress.
|Style Arc Issy Knit Top|
This is a very intriguing design that creates a clever cross-over draped neckline. There is ruching at the side seams and an asymmetrical hemline. The instructions were fairly brief but they did provide a few diagrams illustrating how it goes together. I must say that I did a lot of reading and re-reading the instructions and a bit of head scratching before it became clear...but the result was worth the extra brain strain.
|A closer view|
|Back View (notice the neck band)|
The snug neckband makes this a great design for the cooler months. This may be a little too warm for a summer top, even with short sleeves.
|Side seam ruching|
|Less ruching on the shorter side.|
|Asymmetrical neckline with draping.|
I made the size 12 with no alterations. This was a smidge too tight across the bust which interfered with the drape a little.
|Side view of neckline drape.|
I was very mindful of the floral pattern on the fabric and I spent quite a bit of time laying out the pattern, making sure that I didn't position a flower directly over a boob. I'm quite pleased with the result. The neckline is quite high and very modest on this top. This could be easily tweaked to be made a little lower, if desired.
This top has been a great addition to my wardrobe and can be worn dressed up or dressed down which makes it very versatile.