Monday, 17 September 2012

StyleArc Milly in blue

I had a nice piece of grey-blue stretch fabric that I'd bought for $1 from the op shop. I really fancied making a nice t-shirt with it - a StyleArc 'Milly' one to be exact - but I wasn't sure I had enough fabric particularly for all those pin tucks. I laid out my fabric and played around with the pattern until I got the front and back to fit! I only had a scrap of fabric left over which I managed to piece together to make the sleeves. The top and the sleeves are shorter than in the pattern, but a great length for a little t-shirt.

You can just see the seam where I pieced together some fabric for the sleeve (above).

I was struggling against the wind in these photos, but I guess it shows how swingy this top actually is! I like the pintucks in the front that fall in soft folds beneath. So flattering and easy to wear. Not bad for $1  :)

I have made this pattern before as a dress, top and tunic. There is more info on how I made it in those blog posts, which may be useful if you are considering making this pattern.


  1. The pintucks and the colour are devine :)

  2. @poppykettle Thank you. I hope you are getting a few more wears out of your gorgeous jackets before summer!

  3. Not bad at all for $1! It is in a very versatile colour as well.

  4. What a nice top! I really like the pintuck details. Isn't it great when you have "just enough" fabric and everything works out?

  5. @fabric epiphaniesThank you! I notice you like op shopping for fabric too. I think there must be a few of us around as my fav op shop has been a bit low on fabric lately.

  6. @AdrienneI love to have fabric scraps, but really my stash is getting a bit out of hand so I was thrilled when I used this all up. Thanks for stopping by :)


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