A Gray Linen Top DIY with Style Arc

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This top was one of my first official sewing projects and I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out! The pattern came from Style Arc, an Australian company with modern patterns that are fairly simple to make. You can buy it here on Amazon. Here are my tips if you plan to make this top (this could apply to other Style Arc patterns as well):

  • If you’re a beginner, I highly recommend picking a fabric that is easy to work with, like this gray linen.
  • The interfacing/fuse (a thin white fabric that you iron or sew onto your existing fabric to give it more structure) really made all the difference. Sometimes I skip that part in patterns but this one I would recommend you taking the extra time!
  • This pattern will come with all sizes in a certain range, so you have to cut along the dotted lines in your size which can be tedious.
  • The patterns on Amazon come in regular paper, not the thin tissue paper you may be used to seeing which is great for future durability of the pattern.
  • The instructions are sparse for someone new to sewing and they aren’t visual like I prefer, so there was a bit of guess and check involved with this top to get it right.

All in all this wasn’t my best project but it was one of my first so I thought I would share it with you! I learned a lot from sewing this simple top and I would highly recommend checking out Style Arc Patterns if you are thinking about sewing your own clothes.

What’s your favorite DIY piece you’ve made?

Thanks for stopping by!



Top: Style Arc Pattern | Jeans: Banana Republic | Shoes: Vince Camuto | Bag: Lo & Sons Necklace: J Crew (Old) | Ring: Morocco

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