Tag Archive: Style Arc

Wearin’ Designin’ December

The A/W O collection is nearly complete so I turned my sewing attention to knocking off a few Issey Miyake Pleats Please pieces. This was driven, inspired and encouraged by Linda, Nicedressthanksimadeit.  for her annual Designin’ December event. “Why buy … Continue reading

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(Another) Style Arc Lauren Boyfriend Shirt

I made myself another shirtAnother Style Arc Lauren Boyfriend shirt.This boyfriend style shirt is a wearable example of the new trend in shirts. Sleeve interest is such an important part of the current trends and this shirt has a longer than …

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Style Arc Lauren Boyfriend Shirt

It was time to replace my gingham shirt.I decided on the Style Arc Lauren Boyfriend shirt in some crisp, cotton navy and white gingham from Spotlight, Bendigo, $16/m.~From the website~This boyfriend style shirt is a wearable example of t…

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No Fabric…. 2 & 3

To cut a long story short and to skip to the chase I’ve made two more things without fabric. First up, cotton jersey leftover from Donna Karan dress. Enough for a T-shirt with sleeves or something longer without sleeves. Out came … Continue reading

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All for Free

One Pirate pencil skirt One Sorbetto top One pair Barb pants A few metres of Jacobean Floral Fantasy – a pique waffle type ponte double jersey in stylised Jacobean floral print. Fairy tale tree of life branches with deepest green foliage, and … Continue reading

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Batteries not included…

My little big world of sewing blogs is gradually shrinking: and I am wholly admitting my contribution in that reduction. I cannot deny it…. I have been sewing but not photographing, posing nor posting. Life, life, stuff, more stuff, technical … Continue reading

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Pattern Review: Style Arc Sadie Pant

I’m a sucker for patterns with unique details and I love pants with pockets, so I snagged the pattern for the Style Arc Sadie Pant on Etsy during their Black Friday sale. Pattern name: Style Arc Sadie Pant. According to Style Arc, Sadie is a “Great pull on pant with a flat front and interestingly…

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Pattern Throwdown: Stretch Pull-On Pants

Ladies and gentlemen, your attention please! It’s time for a Pattern Throwdown. Three pants patterns will enter the ring, but only one will emerge victorious! Your referee tonight is Jennifer W. from We Bought a Manor. Weighing in at “none of your business,” she is a rectangle from the front, an apple from the side…

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My New Adventure: Sewing Lagenlook Trousers

When I saw that CSC were planning a Curvy Pants Month, my heart sank a little. Pants (or trousers as we tend to call them here in the UK) are my nemesis. My experience of making them is not happy. They usually end up being too small, too big, too long, or just plain unflattering,…

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Super 130s Classic Pants

I’m beyond thrilled with the outcome from my second Couture Sewing School class. I’ve grappled with pants a few times since I started sewing, and whilst I managed to achieve a good crotch curve fit on my own, it was getting the legs right that really proved elusive. This was because of two ‘fitting’ reasons –  I have uber […]

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Pattern Review: Style Arc Adeline Dress

Hello CSC! Today I’ve got a review of a pattern that I’ve made twice in the past few months, the Style Arc Adeline Dress: Style Arc’s Adeline Dress is described by Style Arc as a “Great designer style dress which is easy to sew and wear. The slight cocoon shape and its roll up sleeve makes…

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Couture Sewing School – Day 1 & 2: Fitting and Fabric

I ended up going in on the first day with two muslins – one made up of Burda 6689, and another that was a pattern mut of the Style Arc Darcy Pants (Legs of Darcy, Style Arc Flat Bottom Flo crotch curve, Colette Patterns’ waistband from their Clover pants, which I’ve previously made). I wore the […]

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Water water everywhere, but not a drop to drink

I’m back. Sort of! Limited amounts of time have begun popping up in which I can start enjoying sewing again (limited being the key word, there is currently a tiny person bouncing up and down against my leg as I type this opening) and I’ve been sewing muslins like I’ve got Attention Deficit Disorder. Starting […]

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Style Arc Cara

I found the pattern company Style Arc after reading the lovely Lara’s blog.They have a great deal wherein you may choose between two featured free patterns when you make a purchase.The free pattern changes each month.My first sew is the …

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Style Arc Cara

I found the pattern company Style Arc after reading the lovely Lara’s blog.They have a great deal wherein you may choose between two featured free patterns when you make a purchase.The free pattern change each month.My first sew is the C…

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Pattern Review: Style Arc Elsie Overshirt

Hello CSC! For Shirtmaking Month, I’m reviewing an interesting shirt pattern that hasn’t seen too much action in the online sewing world, the Style Arc Elsie Woven Overshirt. Elsie is described by Style Arc as a “square shaped shirt… a must have shirt in your wardrobe for all seasons.” The Elsie has a reverse revere collar, patch…

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Toni 3 with Mods

It’s a Toni Jim, but not as we know it…… First one was as per pattern: second one was as per pattern with the centre front seam left open. Third one is this….. The other day I went away for … Continue reading

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Same Pattern, Different Bodies: Style Arc Mila Designer Dress

We’re back with another post in our Same Patterns, Different Bodies series! In this series we showcase gorgeous versions of a single pattern made by multiple sewists with different body shapes and sizes. The sewists share their alterations and how they make the pattern work for them. Today we’re looking at the Style Arc Mila Designer…

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Spring – Style Arc Cara top (as a dress)

I magically dropped off the face of the blogsphere. I’ve been sewing but had very little time to sit and write. I decided to share this dress with you today – it’s the first weekend of the Australian spring and … Continue reading

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Style Arc Daisy Tunic and Ethel Pants

So hello again everyone, how are you all?  I’m gathering a few thoughts today about an outfit I made especially for travelling.  This was also my first foray into Style Arc patterns – the Style Arc Daisy Designer Tunic and Ethel Designer Pants.  (Did the word ‘Designer’ in the name sway me?  Not really but […]

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Where’s my Lea?

I’m over 50 and sew a lots of things but really…. I positively 100% knew that I had purchased and printed StyleArc’s Lea wrap dress pattern after reading Sew2Pro’s review. The actual date of said download is a mystery but I … Continue reading

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40 Shades of…….

Well, 3 actually. One of the things I like about summer is starting to think about A/W clothes. I’ve gathered a few metres together already in greys and burgundy. I like Thornberry’s new approach to sewing – sew an outfit, … Continue reading

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Panelled Toni

Neglectful, that’s what I am. I’ve been sewing nearly everyday since the beginning of July and I’ve hardly shared a thing with you. So time to stop sewing, take a few photos as proof and start blogging. Style Arc’s Toni dress … Continue reading

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Finished! Burda 07/2016 #117

First, here is the shortened Style Arc Susan skirt. I LOVE IT NOW! This length is perfect! I removed 4.5″ all around. I opted not to hem because 1) knit 2) full skirt 3) print 4) lazy. I decided that I could always go back and hem if I find the unfinis…

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Ooh…Shiny!

There was a recent post on Pattern Review where Deepika asked about sewing patterns (har, har) and the seasons. I hadn’t really given it a ton of thought before but summer sewing is not high on my radar. I mean, I sew during the summer – of course – bu…

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Ooh…Shiny!

There was a recent post on Pattern Review where Deepika asked about sewing patterns (har, har) and the seasons. I hadn’t really given it a ton of thought before but summer sewing is not high on my radar. I mean, I sew during the summer – of course – bu…

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Burda Challenge May and June!

Well first, a quick photo of my second Style Arc Cara top. I finished the first one and knew immediately that I needed a white one! Really, almost any top you love can stand to be done up a 2nd time in white! 🙂 I also knew it needed to be eyelet! And …

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Sew-Crafty-Copycat; Burda 6769 and Style Arc Cara

The Style Arc photo for the Cara top shows it with a denim skirt. My interest in this pattern came after seeing Very Purple Person’s Cara top…and she paired it with a denim skirt!Imitation…flattery…all that :-pI mentioned wanting to enter the PR …

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Style Arc Taylor Skirt

The Style Arc Taylor Skirt – a fresh take on a striped skirt. Continue reading

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Style Arc Taylor Skirt

The Style Arc Taylor Skirt – a fresh take on a striped skirt. Continue reading

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