Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Style Arc Ginger Knit Top #3

Style Arc Ginger Knit Top

I've used this outrageously multicoloured knit from Knitwit to create another Style Arc Ginger Knit Top. The fabric is still available and is currently on sale for $12 per metre. This is my third time sewing this pattern, and I doubt it will be my last. Here are the links to my first version and second version. It's just perfect for work, loose fitting, comfortable yet stylish and works well with pants or a skirt.

Style Arc Ginger Knit Top

I sewed this up on Sunday afternoon and wore it to work on Monday, so it's almost one of those instant gratification patterns. The most difficult part of the construction is sewing the pleats. I always find pleats in a knit a bit of a challenge.


This knit was only a two way stretch, not a four way stretch like my previous versions and it did alter the fit slightly. This one feels a little shorter as it has no vertical stretch. The print has quite a lot of orange in it and that's not a colour that suits me very well. I spent quite a bit of time positioning the pattern pieces on the fabric to include as much of the green and fuschia pink to offset the orange.


I love that this fabric requires zero ironing. It is so easy to care for and wear which is a huge plus when I am rushing to get out the door in the morning, heading to work.


All the hems were sewn with my coverstitch. I am wearing it here with a Style Arc Sara Skirt (which I have pegged in quite a bit at the hemline) in a black stretch bengaline. I made this skirt ages ago and is a great work wardrobe staple.


Repeat patterns are awesome and as I have made my three tops from completely different prints, I doubt if anyone, except another sewist, would realise that I had used the same pattern for them all.

Happy Sewing

Jean

15 comments:

  1. Another great Ginger, Jean. I'm a big fan of repeating patterns too - if you like a pattern and have achieved a decent fit, why not? Fabrics make the world of difference.

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    1. Thanks Paola. With the high cost of patterns these days, we need to get more than one use out of them, and the whole look can change by using different fabrics or prints.

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  2. I love the Ginger top - it's such a great pattern and your fabric is fabulous!

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    1. The Ginger Top is one of my favourite patterns. I think I recall seeing a lovely navy Ginger Top on your IG recently. Thanks for your comment Robyn.

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  3. You still see that style of top around in the shops. Very nice!

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    1. Thanks Vicki. I think this style will be around for a while.

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    1. Thanks so much Lucy. I couldn't resist the gorgeous colourful print even if it had a little too much orange for my complexion.

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  5. Such a great top, and I love the reshaping of the skirt. You have obviously mastered your coverstitch machine!

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    1. Thanks Sue. I find pegging straight skirts gives the illusion of more curves as I don't have much of a waist. I'm still learning to use my coverstitch machine, but gaining confidence slowly.

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  6. Love the fabric! It's like Jungle January take 2.

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    1. Thanks Ebi. It's a shame I didn't sew it in January as it would have been ideal for Jungle January.

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