80s Style Arc Elizabeth

Style Arc Elizabeth top

Just a quick one, a fun Friday afternoon sew to wear this weekend! This is my second version of the Style Arc Elizabeth top (here’s the first).

Style Arc Elizabeth top

I don’t have much else to say about the pattern – it’s a great fit on me and the crossover front makes it just a bit more interesting to sew and wear than a regular woven tee. This time I shortened the body by about an inch all round and scooped out the neck even more, just for a slightly different look.

Style Arc Elizabeth top

This rad fabric came via eBay for just £2! – it’s a poly crepe de chine and the pattern reminds me of an 80s duvet cover pattern. It was definitely earmarked for a top as I think it’d be a bit much for an all-over dress print.

Style Arc Elizabeth top

The neckline is finished with bias, and you can see here I’ve tacked down the top layer using a parallel line of stitching, to just below the bust. The sleeve cuffs are pressed to the front and hand-slipstitched down, and it’s all French seamed. Yummy. I finished it in one session today and now we’re off to the cinema together. Happy weekend all!

7 thoughts on “80s Style Arc Elizabeth

  1. AvatarSally

    Yay!!! Love this pattern! I really like the lower neckline :) and I have yet to make this in a woven fabric! Love YOUR fabric choice! What a find!!!

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