StyleArc: Kim

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This is the Style Arc Kim.  It’s made from a rather nice digital ponte knit I stumbled on at the local bolt-end fabric store.

Usually their wares are more utilitarian, but not this time.

After taking measurements, I decided to dive in and make a 12 straight from the envelope – no changes or alterations.

Everything went swimmingly, until I tried it on.  Those bright yellow flowers?  Well…  They ended up being very strategically placed.  As in Stoplight Boobs.  While I am not the most well endowed person, it’s still not a part of my anatomy I felt like calling attention to.

Thankfully, there was enough fabric left to re-cut the front, this time paying more attention to pattern placement.  Ahem.  I also did a slight FBA, about a 1/2 inch.  Yes, a cut & slash FBA alteration on a pattern piece that is cut single.  The result works, but looks a bit Frankenpattern, with all the bits taped together.

The plan is to wear this with black leggings, now that the weather is warming up.

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