Style Arc Shirt

Style Arc Shirt

Do you gravitate to similar styles over and over? I do – this style of longer peasanty-tunicy top is something I really like. I made an unblogged version in white with black bands in the winter and wore it a lot even though its a bit short.

This version is a sheer poly georgette with a crinkled texture & rows of bitty dots. I made it a bit longer to be a bit more balanced for my height. Of course it requires a cami underneath – with the sheerness it’s hard to see the front bands – but anyway here is the pattern photo:


The blouse went together easily, and I use a size 14 in Style Arc. If you have never used them, they are an Australian company that issues a collection a month of very current RTW styles. Each month they issue a freebie pattern, which can also be purchased separately. The freebie then becomes part of their collection. The pattern prices range from about $10 – $22 depending on the complexity of the pattern & they also offer stretch Bengaline fabric which is impossible to find in North America, a pattern club and bundles. They frequently knock off high end designers or produce patterns based on Celebrity pairings or wardrobes similar to the Dutchess of Cambridge wears.

Postage can be a bit hefty, so plan on getting 2-3 patterns in total to be most cost efficient. They arrive in Canada about 3-4 weeks after I order. The patterns are printed in one size on large drafting sheets; and the instructions are clear but do require some sewing knowledge. For anyone who likes up to the minute patterns, this company is for you! Here is their website:

Other Style Arc patterns I have are: