We've recently added the Style Arc sewing pattern range to our website and I'm super excited to share them with you today. With 31 designs to choose from and some additional body measurements not usually featured on most sewing patterns I'm keen to give these a go. I've picked out my six favourites and there's a little slide show of the rest of the collection at the end of the video so stay tuned for that, plus I'll suggest gorgeous fabrics you could make them up in too.
About Style Arc Patterns
Style Arc are an Australian pattern brand established many years ago. The founder completed a degree at Fashion College and worked with a range of designers and pattern makers in industry before stepping out and creating her own brand of patterns.
There are a range of great designs to choose from and suggestions for pairing the different separates together to create stylish outfits.
The size chart provided includes measurements for shoulder breadth, upper arm girth, bust, waist and hips. As somebody who struggles with fit in the back and shoulder area I'm keen to see if the additional shoulder breadth measurement could help me to achieve a good fit more easily.
The sizes range from a size 4 (13.5" shoulder breadth, 10.5" upper arm girth, 30.3" bust, 23.5" waist and 32.6" hip) to a size 30 (19 ¾ shoulder, 16 ⅝ upper arm, 58 ¼ bust, 50.5 waist 61 hip).
All the heart eyes for the Asha dress a fabulously contemporary dress that could work for casual day wear paired with pumps or sandals or be dressed up with heels for a glamorous look.
The shirred waist and cuffs look like a fun sew, plus comfortable to wear and I love the hi-lo hem and gathers at the neckline.
I would be keen to make a version in this lovely abstract green and black fabric.
Monty Shirt and Dress
I've really enjoyed making and wearing shirts recently and was so excited to see the Monty shirt and dress - a fun, boxy, shirt that can also be made as a dress with lovely modern details.
The grown on sleeves are great for anyone like me who has issues fitting in the shoulder area, the pocket flaps and deep yoke have a decidedly modern utility feel. I love the idea for spacing the buttons in pairs on the pattern packet too.
The dress has a split hem and is drafted as a midi length and both have a cute revere collar.
I'm really keen to make the shirt up in our fern green polka dot fabric.
Besharl Knit Tee
Another great twist on the classic Tshirt the Besharl knit tee has an angled seam rather than a standard side seam plus a vertical panel down the centre back giving you lots of opportunity to experiment and really make the top your own.
Once again the grown on sleeves make for easy sewing and fitting too, which is always a winner in my book!
I would sew this up in our Cadiz cotton jersey fabric and know it would be worn over and over again with jeans, skirts, shorts and trousers.
Como Knit Top
The Como knit top is a fun twist on the classic Tshirt. With a Vneck designed to hug the body so no gaping, plus a neckline that stands at the back and grown on sleeves it looks like a nice easy sew and a wardrobe staple you would reach for time and time again in your handmade wardrobe.
The Sorrento skirt looks like the perfect, on trend, casual day skirt to me. Midi length with asymmetrical tiered ruffles at the hem and an elasticated waist it would be perfect paired with your favourite white pumps or flat sandals and a simple Tshirt and denim jacket.
I would be tempted to whip this up in our Hermione fabric.
Nova Midi Dress
Another dress that ticks all the current trend boxes the Nova midi dress is perfect for lazy summer days and fun summer nights. A lined bodice with bust darts for shaping plus a tiered skirt in either maxi or mini length allowing you to create two different looks.
There aren't even any fastenings on this dress so it looks like a real winner in terms of ease of sewing and wearing.
My plans for this dress would be to sew the short version in this fun patterned woven fabric.
I hope you've enjoyed my top picks and remember to watch the video and stay tuned until the end for the full collection slide show. You can view all the Style Arc patterns here.
Have fun sewing!
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