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StyleArc Evie top

At StyleArc’s site this is simply described as Knit tank top with a shaped hemline. I would add that is has some flare. I made my second version this week. I added a little bit to the flare.

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This is the first one I made, shown as work in progress a few weeks ago. It’s still the only picture I have of it, but it’s been worn and washed several times already (it is hemmed and topstitched after this photo was taken).

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Being such an easy to wear style on warmer summer days I made another one, in a fabric with a print this time.

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In the past I’ve had some problems getting at ease with my coverstitch machine, but we’re working well together now. I’m very happy with the finishing details.

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Inside of the neckline. There was a tan coloured thread on my serger, the black is from the coverstitch.

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The hem, done as I described in this post. Basting it first makes it take 10 minutes extra, but so worth it. The cutting line is enclosed by the stitches.

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Comments

  1. What a lovely top for summer!

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  2. I made this top a few months ago--Easy and cool--your two fit the bill!

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  3. Very nice! I really like it in the print. What cover stitch machine do you have? I love how the neckline came out.

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  4. This is beautiful! I love the print. who made the fabric and where did you buy it?!

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  5. @Fiberchick: it's from an online vendor here in the Netherlands. I was quite smitten with the fabric when I saw it, waited a week and then bought it ;).
    https://www.jerseyfashion.nl/epages/61926197.sf/nl_NL/?ObjectPath=/Shops/61926197/Products/Teramo

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  6. Ive been looking for a pattern like this for quite some time now - your patterns for sewing are impressive

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