The Creative Cate Top from StyleArc patterns.
Many people have reviewed this top on PR however I was a little concerned that it would suit me. My main concern was the sleeve length. I need sleeves to hide the tuck shop arms but was concerned over how a lengthened sleeve would look on a style like this. When I saw Kelly's version I was happy to give it a go.
The purrfect fabric for this is my animal mishmash that just goes purrfectly with Prttynpnk's Jungle January - in praise of textile beasties. I love the colours of this fabric and the feel is divine too.
In addition to lengthening the sleeves by 2 3/4 inches I lengthened the body by 4 3/4 inches. I also changed the hem to a "shirt tail" hemline as I like the look. I am very happy with the outcome.
I also added some stay tape to the shoulders.
Only 3 pattern pieces and one is a small neck band for the back!!
This top is so easy it practically sews itself. I can prove this - look how good it is - certainly not my sewing!!!! Sews up quick too. Just put the neckband on, sew up the sides and then attach the front cowl piece to the shoulders and sew. The hemming is what takes the longest.
|Pictured with StyleArc Linda Pants|
The top took 2 1/2 hours to sew. Very easy and highly recommended.
This will now be the first item for my Artisans Square SWAP 2013
I see many many more of these in my near future ...... hmm .... do I hear one pattern many looks contest???