Style Arc Posh Top

This year I really thought about participating in “Me Made May”. But I do not need any motivation to wear my me made clothes. And I wear “me made” everyday, sometimes just my socks are not me made, sometimes only my undies are me made. The only challenge for me would be the daily photoshoot (ok, this would be a real challenge, but I do not want to take that). So I just continue with my usual posting and try to finally catch up with my backlog. Here is the first one, completed already three weeks ago.

After finishing my Butterick 6285 ensemble (no decent pictures yet….) I wanted to sew something “quick and easy”. I need some tops for summer, so I sewed the Style Arc Posh Top. This is a cute little top with gathers from the neckline and with cord shoulder straps.


Source: Style Arc

Yesterday it was finally warm enough to take some pictures!

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The fabric is a cotton single jersey from The Smugglers Daughter. I liked the print, but when the fabric arrived I was a bit disappointed because it is really thin and it does not have any recovery and felt like it would stretch out only by looking at it. So it lay in my stash for some time. I think (hope) that it works with this pattern though as this is a loose style. Style Arc recommends to use “soft falling knit fabric”. This is important due to the gathering at the neckline. I think you could also try a lightweight woven fabric.


I sewed a size 8. I added 2 cm to the side seams at the hem, but took this out again as the hem got too flared. I also tried to shape the waist a bit more (despite the line drawing the side seams are a straight line from armhole to hem) but somehow the top got distorted. In the end I made no changes at all.

Construction Notes:

For the cords I folded my fabric strip in half and serged along the raw edge. I then used the thread tail to turn the tube inside out. This worked like a charm.

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The hem allowance is wider than I would usually make for a T-Shirt, but with this lightweight fabric it adds a little bit of weight to the hem and I like it.


This is an easy little top, perfect for summer. You can adjust the neckline with the cord, but you should still be aware that there is some gaping when you bend over. But I think for such a loose fitting style this is normal.

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2 Replies to “Style Arc Posh Top”

  1. Cute! Those quick and easy projects are so necessary sometimes.
    Great eyelet shorts too.

    1. Yes, they are. the shorts are the Angelia shorts from Itch to stitch I made last year 🙂

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