I am constantly looking for an easy and interesting woven top. I love my button downs, but sometimes I am in the mood for something a bit less serious- but still classy. I experimented with several tunic style tops, but had yet to come up with a winning style. Then, I stumbled upon the Sadie by StyleArc. I was tempted by the Sadie because of the classy and interesting features: the sweet boat neck, the French darts, the interesting hem finish, and those sleeves!
This was my first StyleArc pattern and I ordered the PDF online. The multi size pattern pieces and instructions were clear. I cut my usual pattern size and the fit was TTS.
I eliminated the back closure because I knew I wouldn’t need it with the wide neck. I also shortened the tunic which is a typical adjustment for me. The fabric is a linen cotton blend from the fabulous Treadle Yard Goods- a winning solid- not quite solid.
The sleeves were totally a blast to put together. A bit of a puzzle and a fun surprise. I just followed the clear instructions. They remind me of origami projects- where you aren’t quite certain what will turn up until you fold, turn and reveal.
The top is easy to make and super comfortable as a throw on and go option.