After mulling over my new patterns and sorting though my stash, I finally decided to sew up StyleARC’s Sunny Top. I settled on drapey gray (possibly rayon) jersey that had just a hit of sheen to it. Unfortunately, I never marked down where I purchased it from (or how much I paid), but I am fairly certain that it came from Fabric.com because I found a yard of the same material elsewhere that was labeled from 3 years ago!
After cutting everything out, I was able to sew this one up in a morning – there’s nothing better than an instant gratification project! The instructions were good, except that the back is in two pieces and I found that the step that joined them together (it probably should have been #1) was omitted. Otherwise, everything came together very well! The fit is looser than what I had expected, so I’m glad that I chose such a thin, drapey material to start with – anything bulkier and it would have pulled away from my body too much – giving a really frumpy appearance (I’m afraid that I wouldn’t like the end result as much that way either). I do find that the drop shoulder sleeves are a big tight on me at the seam so if I make this again, I’ll have to make a slight adjustment there.
The Bottom Line: Easy to sew, trendy top that would look great with leggings or skinny pants, but stick with thin, drapey fabrics for best results.