NEW 💌 The Porter Woven Pack has Landed

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  Get excited, the NEW Porter Woven Pack sewing pattern is here!⁠ Select from 4 different bodice options: – Tie front bodice with optional front guard – Button and loop bodice with optional front guard – Traditional wrapped button front bodice – Button front bodice with tab and collar Choose from 4 sleeve options + sleeveless… Read More

Porter Woven Dress and Top Pack

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CONSTRUCTION: BODICE A: With right sides facing sew the bust darts and press down. With right sides facing sew the front and back shoulder seams together. Neaten with an overlocker/serger and press towards the back. With right sides facing sew the length of the loop piece and turn out to the right side. Cut the… Read More

Something exciting is coming tomorrow 🎀

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  Set your alarms, our most anticipated pattern yet is dropping tomorrow! Are you a…. Top lover? Dress lover? V neck lover? Collar lover? Bow lover? Button lover? Long sleeve lover? Short sleeve lover? Puff sleeve lover? Well, you’re sure to love the new Porter Woven Pack coming tomorrow. Click here to join our new… Read More

Come and join us on Facebook!

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  Join our new Facebook group – Style Arc Sewists! We are proud to have created this group for home dressmakers and sewists around the globe with patterns for every skill level, from the novice to the more experienced. Here’s what you can look forward to in this creative space! Inspiration: Get ready to be… Read More

Travel Wardrobe New Additions 🌴

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  ✈ Craving a getaway? ✈ Why not turn your fantasy travel wardrobe into a reality for your upcoming vacation! Since February, we have been slowly adding sewing patterns to the Travel Wardrobe collection so that you can sew along. We now have 9 fabulous travel friendly patterns for you to make for your next… Read More

Trend Report | Colour Blocking 🟢🔵🟣

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  Brighten up your life with the latest trend – Colour blocking. Wearing colour can not only boost your mood and bring joy to yourself and others but it can also spark the production of the happy hormone, dopamine. Why not experiment with colour blocking in your next project, here are some ways to inject… Read More

Styling the NEW Twig Woven Pant 👖

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Have you snapped up the Twig Woven Pant pattern yet? These contemporary pants showcase a buttoned front fly with an elastic waistband at the back. Additionally, this cropped pant offers a one-of-a-kind barrel leg style. To complete the look, intricate pin tucks elevate both the front and back legs.⁠ Here are some ideas for how… Read More

Meet our March Maker of the Month!

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  Meet our Maker of the Month for March @_busylizzie 🌸⁠ ⁠ Liz has transformed the Byron Woven Top pattern into a stunning square-neck maxi dress, complete with pockets!⁠ ⁠ Below are Liz’s thoughts on her recent make…⁠ ⁠ “When I made the Style Arc Byron pattern recently, I thought it would make a wonderful… Read More

NEW | Twig Woven Pant 🧵

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  Looking for the perfect comfy but cool pair of jeans? Look no further than the new Twig Woven Pant pattern! These contemporary pants showcase a buttoned front fly with an elastic waistband at the back. Additionally, this cropped pant offers a one-of-a-kind barrel leg style. To complete the look, intricate pin tucks elevate both… Read More

Just Arrived | Twig Woven Pant Sewing Pattern

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  Are you a fan of the Bob Pant pattern? We are thrilled to introduce Bob’s best buddy, the Twig Woven Pant! These contemporary pants showcase a buttoned front fly and an elastic waistband at the back. Additionally, this cropped pant offers a one-of-a-kind barrel-leg style. To complete the look, intricate pin tucks elevate both… Read More

Twig Woven Pant

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CONSTRUCTION: PINTUCKS: With wrong side facing fold along the front and back pin tuck lines and press. With a contrast or matching thread sew the pintucks down the front and back legs following the markings on the patterns. POCKETS: With right sides together sew one set of the pockets marked “A” to the front leg… Read More

Stevie Jean Jacket

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CONSTRUCTION: FRONT BODY: With right sides facing sew the front jacket pieces (3, 4 & 5) together, matching the notches. Neaten with an overlocker/serger and press each seam outward. Sew a twin needle topstitch on the side of the side front and centre front panels. Neaten the outer 3 edges of the pocket facing with… Read More

Introducing the Albie Set 🆕

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  Introducing the Albie sewing pattern set, the ultimate coordinating shirt and pant or short set. The Albie Shirt is a short box shaped shirt with a dropped shoulder and square shaped elbow length sleeve. It pairs perfectly with the Albie Pant & Short which are a straight leg elastic waisted pant with inseam and back patch… Read More

Albie Woven Pant

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Before you start sewing you might want to rummage through that fabric stash and plan your colour/print layout for the different panels of the Albie Woven Pant, click the link below to download the Albie Woven Pant Colour It Your Way PDF and have some fun! ✏️  ✏️ CONSTRUCTION: BACK POCKETS: With wrong sides facing, press the… Read More

Albie Woven Shirt

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Before you start sewing you might want to rummage through that fabric stash and plan your colour/print layout for the different panels of the Albie Woven Shirt, click the link below to download the Albie Woven Shirt Colour It Your Way PDF and have some fun! ✏️  ✏️ CONSTRUCTION: COLLAR: With right sides together the… Read More

What’s new and what’s coming soon!

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  Are you a shirt dress lover? This sewing pattern is for you! There are so many ways to wear the Palmer Woven Dress. Wear loose and flowing for a comfortable and striking silhouette, belted with a matching tie belt or as a duster over the new Kingsley Bias Cut Cami and the upcoming Albie… Read More

Meet our February Maker of the Month! 💜

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  Meet our Maker of the Month for February @sewinground 🌟⁠ ⁠ Dulcie’s Belle Woven Dress caught our attention with its exquisite intricacies. The scalloped hem, unique assortment of buttons, and incorporation of embroidered linen sourced from Romania have resulted in a truly exceptional piece.⁠ ⁠ Every month, we feature a distinguished MAKER OF THE… Read More

NEW | March 2024 Free PDF Sewing Patterns

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  Get excited, your March 2024 freebie PDF patterns are here! Choose either the NEW Kingsley Bias Cut Dress & Cami or Carlsson Sweater PDF pattern for FREE with any purchase on stylearc.com until 31 March 2024! Kingsley or Carlsson are both available in AU sizes 4-30 and are FREE with your order in layered… Read More

Kingsley Bias Cut Dress and Cami

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CONSTRUCTION: Sew the rouleau straps. Fold the strap in half lengthways with right sides facing, sandwiching a length of cord inside to use to pull the strap through. Using a zipper foot, sew across the top of the strap, turn the corner and sew down the length to the end of the strap. Pull the… Read More

The Ultimate Scrap Busters!

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  Introducing the perfect winter scrap buster pattern, the Hendrix Coat sewing pattern!⁠ Hendrix is a panelled coat with long two-piece sleeves, a button/snap front band, binding around the neck, hem and sleeves, set in angled patch pockets, dropped shoulders and optional feature topstitching! It’s the perfect opportunity to put those fabric remnants to good use… Read More

The Hendrix Coat pattern is here 😎

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  The coat of your dreams is here! Introducing the Hendrix Coat sewing pattern!⁠ Hendrix is a panelled coat with long two-piece sleeves, a button/snap front band, binding around the neck, hem and sleeves, set in angled patch pockets, dropped shoulders and optional feature topstitching! ⁠ We’re thrilled to announce that this pattern is designed for… Read More

Hendrix Coat

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Before you start sewing you might want to rummage through that fabric stash and plan your colour/print layout for the different panels of the Hendrix Coat, click the link below to download the Hendrix Coat Colour It Your Way PDF and have some fun! ✏️  ✏️ HELPFUL HINTS: Hendrix is a complex panelled coat so… Read More

What’s new!

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  Why not make your dream TRAVEL WARDROBE a reality for your next holiday! So that you can sew along at an easy pace, new travel wardrobe sewing patterns will be landing each month. The first 3 styles – The Ellis Knit T, Memphis Woven Skirt and Zalia Woven Top & Dress are just the… Read More

NEW 🔔 Zalia Woven Top & Dress

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  Introducing the Zalia Woven Top & Dress sewing pattern, part of the new Travel Wardrobe collection. Zalia is the perfect top & dress to add to your travel wardrobe because it can be dressed up or down. Make it in a crisp white linen or a bold printed cotton or crepe.⁠ ⁠ Zalia has a… Read More

Come and join us on Facebook!

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  Join our new Facebook group – Style Arc Sewists! We are proud to have created this group for home dressmakers and sewists around the globe with patterns for every skill level, from the novice to the more experienced. Here’s what you can look forward to in this creative space! Inspiration: Get ready to be… Read More

Wren Jacket & Scarf Pattern! 🧣

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  Meet the Wren Jacket & Scarf (formerly known as Suki) sewing pattern! Wren is a square shaped unlined jacket with wide sleeves, round neck with facing, dropped shoulder line and optional patch pockets, scarf & blanket stitch edge finish. SHOP THE WREN JACKET PATTERN Wren looks great made in melton, boiled wool, wool coating… Read More

Attention Trinnie Dress Lovers!

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Are you a fan of the Trinnie Woven Dress sewing pattern? Change up your Trinnie Woven Dress with the Trinnie Extension Pack pattern! ⁠ The Trinnie Extension Pack includes 2 new bodices, 3 new skirts, a hem frill and 2 new sleeve shapes to work with the original Trinnie Woven Dress pattern. ⁠ Add the… Read More

Your new favourite dress pattern is here!

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Searching for the perfect sundress sewing pattern? Look no further, the Livvy Woven Dress is here! Livvy features straight or criss-cross straps that are buttoned at the back, a crossover style bodice with fitted waistband and shirred back panel. Livvy is finished with waist ties, a gathered mid calf length full skirt and inseam pockets…. Read More

Extension Pack Alert!

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  📣 Trinnie Woven Dress pattern lovers – Have you seen the Trinnie Extension Pack? ⁠ The Trinnie Extension Pack sewing pattern includes 2 new bodices, 3 new skirts, a hem frill and 2 new sleeve shapes to work with the original Trinnie Woven Dress pattern. ⁠The Trinnie Extension Pack makes it simple to sew… Read More

Exciting New Dress Pattern Inside

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Get excited, your perfect sun frock sewing pattern is here! The new Livvy Woven Dress pattern features straight or criss-cross straps that are buttoned at the back, a crossover style bodice with fitted waistband and shirred back panel. Livvy is finished with waist ties, a gathered mid calf length full skirt and inseam pockets. Livvy… Read More

Livvy Woven Dress

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CONSTRUCTION: BACK BODICE: Click here to head to the Shirring tutorial if you need assistance shirring Neaten the top edge of the Centre Back Shirring Panel with an overlocker/serger. Set your machine up with shirring elastic on the spool and test the shirring on a scrap piece. When you have the tension correct sew the 14… Read More

Check out the new Birdie Jumpsuit Pattern

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  New bonus PDF sewing patterns have landed on stylearc.com! This month you can get the brand new Birdie Jumpsuit or Brooklyn Knit Top PDF pattern for FREE with any order until January 31 2024. Either style is available free with any order on stylearc.com in the following options: PDF pattern single size | Layered… Read More

Birdie Jumpsuit

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CONSTRUCTION: BODICE A – ROUND NECK Fuse/interface the front button turnback. Neaten the raw edges of the centre front bodices with an overlocker/serger. Stitch the armhole darts and press down. With right sides facing sew the front and back shoulder seams together, neaten using an overlocker/serger and press towards the back. With right sides facing… Read More

Your new favourite T-Shirt is here!

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Your new favourite t-shirt pattern is here – Introducing The Ellis Knit T!⁠ ⁠ Change up this classic T to suit your style with the myriad of neckline/sleeve options. Choose either the crew neck, V neck or boat neck and cap sleeve, short sleeve or long sleeves. The options are endless! ⁠ ⁠ The Ellis… Read More

The T-Shirt Pattern for everyBODY

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  Your search for the perfect t-shirt sewing pattern is over – The Ellis Knit T is here!⁠ ⁠ There are SEW many options with this pattern:⁠ – Crew neck⁠ – V neck ⁠ – Boat neck ⁠ – Short sleeves⁠ – Cap sleeves ⁠ – Long sleeves⁠ ⁠ This pattern will take you through… Read More

The Ellis Knit T

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CONSTRUCTION: ROUND/CREW NECK: With right sides facing sew the back and front shoulder seams together. Neaten with an overlocker/serger and press towards the back. Join the short ends of the neckband together, turn to the right side and press in half lengthways with wrong sides together. Stay stitch the two long raw edges together. Pin… Read More

Trend Report | Party Season ✨

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  Party season has arrived! Here are some tips and tricks for making your next party outfit: Pick a fun party fabric! Go rogue on the fabric suggestions and think metallic fabrics, sequins and textures like tulle or faux leather. The only rules are if the pattern is drafted for a woven fabric, stick to… Read More

Trend Report | It’s Party Time

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  It’s that time of year again, party season has arrived! Update your party wardrobe with coordinated separates, long length dresses or mini dresses! We’ve got all the right sewing patterns for the festive season. We’ll bring the patterns – you bring the party! Almost any pattern can be ‘partyfied’ just by changing up your… Read More

Wren Jacket

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JACKET CONSTRUCTION: With right sides facing sew the top edges of the pocket and the pocket lining together, leaving a small opening (this will allow you to turn out the pocket to the right side). Refer to the notches on the pattern for the opening. With right sides together sew all the way around the… Read More

The Ultimate Party Dress Sewing Pattern

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  The party dress sewing pattern of the season is here! The Queenie Woven Dress sewing pattern features a round neck with a darted fitted bodice, ‘A’ line skirt with optional hem frill, centre back invisible zip and 4 sleeve options: Double fluted sleeve, elbow length sleeve with double frill and a gathered head, plain… Read More

The Party Dress of the Season is Here ✨

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  Introducing the new Queenie Woven Dress sewing pattern! Sparkle your way through the festive season in this fabulous new party frock! The Queenie Dress features a round neck with a darted fitted bodice, ‘A’ line skirt with optional hem frill, centre back invisible zip and 4 sleeve options: Double fluted sleeve, elbow length sleeve… Read More

Queenie Woven Dress

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  🧵 Click here to watch a step by step sew along video featuring sleeve 2 and skirt with the hem frill! 🧵 CONSTRUCTION: BODICE: From the inside sew the bust darts and press downwards. From the inside sew the back bodice darts and press towards the side seams. With right sides facing sew the back… Read More

Pyjama Party! 💤

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  For the month of November, you can pick up our new Women’s Knit PJ Set or Children’s PJ Set PDF sewing pattern for FREE when you purchase any other pattern on stylearc.com until November 30! ⁠ ⁠ The Women’s Knit PJs sewing pattern includes a long or short sleeve top with round neck and… Read More

Free festive pattern inside!

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  ⭐ Cutest bonus patterns ever alert!! ⭐⁠ ⁠ For the month of November, you can pick up our new Women’s Knit PJ Set or Children’s PJ Set PDF sewing pattern for FREE when you purchase any other pattern on stylearc.com! ⁠ ⁠ The brand new Women’s Knit PJs sewing pattern includes a long or… Read More

Women’s Knit PJs

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TOP CONSTRUCTION: With right sides facing sew the back and front shoulder seams together. Neaten with an overlocker/serger and press towards the back. Join the short ends of the neckband together, turn to the right side and press in half lengthways with wrong sides together. Stay stitch the two long raw edges together. Pin the… Read More

Meet Columbus | 3 new sewing patterns

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  Have you met our latest additions to our new athleisure sewing pattern collection? ⁠ ⁠ Introducing the Columbus Knit Top, Legging and Columbus Woven Jacket patterns! Columbus Knit Top is a racer style sports top pattern in either a cropped or high hip length. Columbus Knit Leggings feature a wide waistband and side pocket… Read More

Carlsson Sweater

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CONSTRUCTION: With right sides facing, sew the front and back yoke pieces together at the shoulder seams. Neaten with an overlocker/serger and press towards the back. With right sides facing sew the short ends of the neck band together. Fold the neckband in half lengthways with the right sides facing out and stay stitch the… Read More

Columbus Knit Legging

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CONSTRUCTION: WAISTBAND: Take one piece of centre back waistband. This will be the inside waist layer. Snip the pocket opening notches at the inside LHS side seam, fold back and topstitch the pocket opening edge with zig zag or twin needle. Take the pocket bag and align with the seam opening, topstitch around the pocket… Read More

Columbus Knit Top

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CROP TOP CONSTRUCTION: With right sides together join the main centre front panel to outer side panel with stretch machine stitch or overlock/serger. Press the seams away from centre front. With right sides together sew the outer side panel to the outer centre back panel. Repeat for the inner layer. Cut elastic to your personal… Read More

Christina Woven Dress

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CONSTRUCTION: COLLAR & COLLAR STAND: With right sides facing, sew the outer and side edges of the collar together. Clip the corners, turn out to the right side and press. Sew a 6mm (¼”) topstitch around the outer edges of the collar. Sandwich the collar between the right sides of the 2 collar stands and… Read More

Columbus Woven Jacket

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CONSTRUCTION: BODY & SLEEVES: With right sides together sew the front bodice to the front sleeve at the armhole seam. Neaten with an overlocker/serger and press towards centre front. Sew a twin needle topstitch on the side of the body. Repeat for the back bodice/back sleeve armhole seams. With right sides together sew the shoulder… Read More

Trinnie Extension Pack

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CONSTRUCTION: SLEEVE 1: Short lantern sleeve for original Trinnie Woven Dress Bodice B only. Note the lower sleeve is double fabric. Sew the darts in the lower sleeves and press toward the centre. With right sides facing sew each of the underarm seams of the lower sleeves together and press open. With right sides facing… Read More

Sonny Knit Pant

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CONSTRUCTION: Take one piece of the Waistband, cut the pocket opening notches at the inside LHS side seam, fold back and stitch the pocket opening edge. Take the pocket bag and align with the side seam opening, topstitch around the curve. With right sides together join the side seams of the both waistbands, take care… Read More

Ernie Knit Pant

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CONSTRUCTION: POCKET: With right sides facing sew angled edge of the pocket to the angle pocket seam on the front leg, sew a flat stitch close to the seam on the side of the pocket, press this seam and sew a 6mm (¼”) topstitch to the pocket opening. Fold the pocket along the fold line… Read More

Simpson Sweatshirt

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CONSTRUCTION: POCKET: Fold the pocket top over with right sides facing, stitch down each side of the turnover, clip the corners and turn the pocket top out to the right side and press. Sew a topstitch across the edge of the pocket top turn back. Turn the outer pocket seams inward, press and put aside…. Read More

New Trinnie Extension Pack Sewspiration

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The brand new Trinnie Extension Pack sewing pattern includes two new bodices, three new skirts, a hem frill and two new sleeve shapes to work with the original Trinnie Woven Dress pattern. You will need the original Trinnie Woven Dress pattern to use this extension pack. If you don’t have it yet, it’s your lucky… Read More

Genoa Bias Cut Skirt

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CONSTRUCTION: With right sides facing sew the front and back side seams together, matching notches as you sew. Press sides seams to the back and finish with an overlocker/serger. Neaten top of skirt with your overlocker/serger Sew short ends of elastic together and mark into quarters. Match elastic with centre front, centre back and side… Read More

Andrea Woven Vest

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CONSTRUCTION FRONT BODY & INSEAM POCKETS: With right sides together, sew the side front to the front panel, neaten seam with overlocker/serger and press towards the back. Sew the darts in the side front pieces and press towards the back. With right sides facing sew the centre back collar seams together and press open. Sew… Read More

Lizzie Wrap

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CONSTRUCTION BODY: With right sides facing sew the centre back seams together. Neaten with an overlocker/serger seam and press towards the wearers left. From the right side of the garment sew a 6mm (¼”) topstitch down the centre back on the side of the wearers left. POCKET WELT: *Disregard the seam above the welt in… Read More

Ayla Woven Skirt

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CONSTRUCTION: Sew the 3-hem darts that are marked on each of the lower skirts and press towards the centre. Sew an edge stitch close to the seam of the darts. With right sides facing sew the top skirt to the lower skirt, overlock/serge the seam and press upwards. Sew a 6mm (¼”) topstitch on top… Read More

Besharl Knit Tee

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CONSTRUCTION: With right sides facing sew the two short ends of the neckband together and press open. Turn to the right side and fold in half lengthways with wrong sides together. Stay stitch the two raw edges to hold in place. Lightly press and put aside. With right sides together sew each long edge of… Read More

Ethel Designer Top – Armhole Facings

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This tutorial explains how to sew the armhole facings of the Ethel Designer Top ARMHOLE FACING: Neaten the outer curved edge and short edges of the armhole facings with an overlocker/serger. With right sides together pin the armhole facings to the armholes following the notches. Once in place stitch from the step notch at one… Read More

Just Landed | Tatum Woven Dress Pattern

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Your new favourite dress pattern has landed on stylearc.com! The Tatum Woven Dress is the ultimate shirt dress with a button through front, collar & half moon collar stand, western style panelling, a fitted waist, flared A line skirt, full length sleeves with buttoned cuffs, optional inseam pockets and optional top-stitching!. Pattern sizes available: 4-30… Read More

Tatum Woven Dress

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CONSTRUCTION BODY: With right sides together sew the front and back shoulder seams. Overlock/serge the edges and press towards the back. With right sides together sew the centre back CB Bodice, Side Back and Side Front Bodice seams. Overlock/serge the edges and press towards the CB. Repeat for CB Skirt and Side Back Skirt panels…. Read More

Trend Report – Barbie 🎀

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Barbie mania is taking over the world and pink is the colour of the moment! Channel your inner Barbie with 90s inspired outfits like the Joy Vest & McKenzie Pant combo or a sew yourself a cute dress like the Ariana Woven Dress or Pixie Woven Dress. Barbie pink not your thing? Why not lean… Read More

Miranda Skirt

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CONSTRUCTION: With right sides facing, sew the two lining pieces together at the side seams, neaten the seams with an overlocker/serger and press towards the back. Neaten the bottom edge of the lining with an overlocker/serger.   Using a large gathering stitch, join the six tulle skirt pieces together, sewing two rows along the top… Read More

Ines Knit Dress

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CONSTRUCTION: POCKET FLAPS: With right sides together sew the fused/interfaced flaps together along the base and the sides, clip the corners and turn out to the right side. Topstitch around the 2 short and long folded edge then sew a stay stitch across the cut edges (top) of the flap to hold in place and… Read More

July 2023 BONUS SEWING PATTERNS are here! ⭐

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Your July 2023 bonus sewing patterns are in store now. This month you can choose the either the Ines Knit Dress, Sorrento Skirt, Maddison Teens Dress or Bobby Kids Pant for FREE when you purchase any other sewing pattern on stylearc.com! The offer is only available at www.stylearc.com and only until the end of the… Read More

Meredith Woven Dress

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CONSTRUCTION: Stay stitch or fuse the front and back necklines to prevent them from stretching. Neaten each centre back bodice seam with an overlocker/serger. Sew the invisible zip into the centre back seam (see Invisible Zip tutorial on stylearc.com). With right sides facing sew the lower centre back seams together finishing at the base of… Read More

Classic Kids Sewing Patterns Have Landed

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We are almost halfway through June 2023, which means you only have a little over two weeks to take advantage of our latest kids bonus pattern, the Florian Kids Jacket and Coat! Our Florian pattern is the perfect addition to your little one’s winter wardrobe. ⁠Not heading into winter? Why not take advantage of it… Read More

Love a wide leg pant?

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The new Loddon Woven Pant sewing pattern for women has landed on stylearc.com! Loddon is cool and comfy new pant shape with super wide legs, a flat-fronted waistband with elastic sides and back, and angled in-seam pockets. Our sample is made in a washed linen but you would make Loddon in many other woven fabrics… Read More

Loddon Woven Pant

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CONSTRUCTION: POCKETS: With right sides facing sew the pocket bag to the fused angled pocket seam on the front leg. Turn the pocket to the inside and understitch close to the seam on the side of the pocket bag. Topstitch along the pocket opening. With right sides facing sew the pocket bearer to the pocket… Read More

Venn Knit Tunic Top

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CONSTRUCTION: With right sides facing sew the centre back seams together. Neaten with an overlocker/serger and press towards the wearers right. With right sides together sew the front shoulder seam to the back shoulder seam. Neaten with an overlocker/serger and press towards the back. With right sides facing sew the short ends of the neckband… Read More

Palmer Woven Dress

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CONSTRUCTION: COLLAR & COLLAR STAND: With right sides facing, sew the outer and side edges of the collar together. Clip the corners, turn out to the right side and press. Edge stitch around the outer edges of the collar. Place the collar between the right sides of the collar stands and stitch together, sandwiching the… Read More

Pixie Dress Sewing Pattern – Mummy and Me

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Introducing our latest creation – the Mummy and Me Pixie Dress Sewing Pattern! Create a matching outfit with your little one and cherish the special moments shared in style. Pixie is a gorgeous short sleeve dress with sleeve and hem flounces, featuring a slight “A” line shape, V-neck and a loop and button back opening…. Read More

Yoyo Knit Skirt

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With right sides facing sew the front and back side seams together, matching notches as you sew. Neaten with an overlocker/serger and to the back. Sew the short ends of the elastic together. Mark the elastic with chalk at the centre front, centre back and side seams and pin the elastic to the waist of… Read More

Yoyo Knit Top

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Start by sewing the ‘V’ into the front neckline. With right sides facing sew the ‘V’ insert and the body together, start sewing from the neck to the base of the ‘V’. Carefully clip into the ‘V’ on the body then repeat for the opposite side. Neaten with an overlocker/serger and press towards the body…. Read More

May 2023 bonus sewing patterns have landed!

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May bonus patterns have landed on stylearc.com! For those of you new to Style Arc, we offer a free pattern every month with any pattern purchase. The bonus pattern changes each month. This month you can choose the Blanche Knit Dress or Skipper Kids Playsuit as your FREE pattern with any pattern purchase until the… Read More

Blanche Knit Dress

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CONSTRUCTION: With right sides facing sew the centre back seams together. Neaten with an overlocker/serger and press towards the wearers right. With right sides facing sew the front and back shoulder seams together. Neaten with an overlocker/serger and press towards the back. With right sides facing, sew the two short ends of the neckband together…. Read More

Byron Woven Top

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CONSTRUCTION: With right sides together sew the shoulder seams of the back and front bodice and press open. From the inside sew the bust darts as marked on the pattern and press downward. With right sides together sew the shoulder seams of the back and front facings and press open. With right sides together sew… Read More

Just Landed | Tommie Jeans Skirt Pattern

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Denim skirts are having a real moment in the sun. There are plenty of denim skirts on the street and on the racks at our favourite stores. Why not make your own, with the brand new Tommie Jeans Skirt sewing pattern?⁠ This new sewing pattern featuring all the fabulous traditional denim details such as a… Read More

Tommie Jeans Skirt

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CONSTRUCTION FRONT POCKETS: Double turn the top edge of the coin pocket to the inside and sew down with a twin needle topstitch. Turn the side edges of the pocket to the inside. Press and pin the coin pocket to the right pocket facing, once in place sew on with a twin needle. Neaten the… Read More

Celeste and Claude – NEW Discounted Pattern Bundle

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Thread up your sewing machine, your new favourite outfit is here! Introducing the new Celeste and Claude discounted sewing pattern bundle. A great tailored shirt with interesting design details is a wardrobe must have and the Celeste Woven Shirt really delivers. This fabulous shirt pattern features panels with inserts, a shirt collar and long sleeves… Read More

Celeste Woven Shirt

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CONSTRUCTION: COLLAR & STAND: With right sides facing, sew the outer and side edges of the collar together. Clip the corners, turn out to the right side and press. Press the seam allowance of the lower edge of the outer collar stand to the inside. Place the collar between the right sides of the collar… Read More

Claude Woven Pant

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CONSTRUCTION: Neaten each front crotch seam with an overlocker/serger. From the inside sew the four front and back darts. Press toward the side seams and edge stitch close to the seam of each dart. With right sides together sew the side seams of the front and back waist facings together and press open. With right… Read More

New bonus sewing patterns for April 2023 await!

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The April 2023 bonus sewing patterns have landed! Choose either the Byron Woven Top or Wilma Kids Dress pattern as your FREE sewing pattern with any pattern purchase on stylearc.com until 30 April 2023. Every month we offer a free sewing pattern with every pattern purchase – these bonus patterns change every month, so don’t… Read More

Hope Dress Extension Pack

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SLEEVE 1: With right sides facing sew the sleeve seams together. Neaten with an overlocker/serger and press toward the back. Referring to the elastic size chart, cut the two lengths of the elastic for the sleeves. Lay one edge on top of the other and securely stitch together. Neaten the sleeve opening with an overlocker/serger… Read More

Need some sewing inspo for outfits?

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We get it! Sewing inspiration can sometimes be hard to find. Are you tired of staring at your fabric stash without any clue on what to create next? Fear not, because our latest blog post is here to save the day! We’ve got an incredible collection of discounted sewing pattern bundles and outfit inspo to… Read More

Beatrice Pea Coat

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CONSTRUCTION: POCKETS: With right sides facing sew the outer vertical edge and short ends of the pockets flaps together. Clip the corners and turn to the right side and press. Sew a 6mm/1/4” topstitch around the 3 outer edges of the pocket flaps. With right sides together, lay the pocket flap onto the front piece… Read More

Monroe Woven Top

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CONSRTUCTION: Sew the back neck guide to the wrong side of the inner back neck seam and the back armhole guides to the wrong side of the inner back armholes. With right sides facing sew the back neck seams together, press seam towards the inner back. From the right side, understitch close to the seam… Read More

Spencer Woven Pant

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CONSTRUCTION: FRONT POCKET/PLEAT: Fold the front waist pleat and stitch down to the mark on the pattern, press the pleat toward the centre front and stay stitch along the waist to hold in place. With wrong sides facing press the pocket binding in half lengthways, press and stay stitch the long edges together to hold… Read More

New Teen Dress Sewing Pattern Alert

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Looking for a new dress pattern for your teen that’s not boring? Well, look no further than our latest release the Denim Teens Dress. This is not your average dress pattern, it’s exciting and edgy and perfect for sewists who are looking to make an uber cool dress. Demi is the latest addition to the… Read More

NEW PATTERN ✂ Camile Knit Dress

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Introducing the brand new Camile Knit Dress sewing pattern! Camile is a pull on knit dress with mid length asymmetrical hemline, high turtle neck and long or short sleeve option.⁠ The perfect year round dress! Make your Camile Knit Dress in knit jersey, knit rib or any knit fabric with stretch.⁠ The Camile Knit Dress… Read More

Camile Knit Dress

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CONSTRUCTION: BODY, COLLAR & SLEEVES: With right sides facing sew the front body to the side insert panel, neaten with an overlocker/serger and press towards the front body. With right sides facing sew the back body to the side insert panel, neaten with an overlocker/serger and press towards the back body. With right sides facing sew the… Read More

Shirring

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Click here to view an Instagram reel with our top tips for shirring Click here to watch a Youtube shirring tutorial  

Lila Tiered Skirt

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CONSTRUCTION: With right sides facing sew the two pieces of tier #1 together at the side seams, neaten the seams with an overlocker/serger and press. With right sides facing sew the two pieces of tier #2 together at the side seams, neaten the seams with an overlocker/serger and press. With right sides facing sew the… Read More

Introducing the Xanthe Woven Dress Pattern

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Our new Xanthe Woven Dress sewing pattern has got it all! A ‘V’ neckline with collar, feature stitched tucks, ‘A’ line skirt shape and optional inseam pockets. Xanthe has all the options – with two length options, mid calf and above the knee length, and two sleeve options, elbow length or long sleeve gathered into… Read More

Xanthe Woven Dress

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CONSTRUCTION FRONT/TUCKS: Click here to watch an Instagram reel of how to sew the tucks. With right sides facing pin the 5 tucks to the inside of the front bodices, pin from the shoulder line down to the markings on the pattern followed by tacking the tucks. Once in place sew the tucks, remove the… Read More

WILMA.TEENS.DRESS

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STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL on sewing the Wilma Teens Dress #SAWilmaTeensDress BODICE & STRAPS: With right sides facing sew the front and back bodice lining pieces together, down the side seam. Neaten seam with overlocker/serger and press to the back. Repeat for the main bodice pieces. 2. Sew two rows of a large gathering stitch to the top… Read More

New Year, New Bonus Patterns at Style Arc

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Happy New Year! Your January 2023 bonus sewing patterns have arrived! This month you can choose either the Lucia Knit Top or Loungewear Robe as your free pattern with any pattern purchase, but only at stylearc.com. Lucia is brand new for January 2023 and the Loungewear Robe is a favourite from our back catalogue. The… Read More

Lucia Knit Top

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CONSTRUCTION: Neaten each side of the front cowl collar extension between the notches by sewing a double turned narrow hem. See the markings on the pattern. With right sides facing sew the centre front seams together, stitch from the centre front notch down to the hemline. Neaten with an overlocker/serger and press toward the wearers… Read More

Esther Woven Dress

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CONSTRUCTION: Sew the bust darts and press downwards. Neaten each centre front and centre back seam with an overlocker/serger. With right sides facing sew the centre front seams together starting at the * noted on the pattern, 6mm (¼”) down from the ‘V’ neck and press the seams open. With right sides facing sew the… Read More

You Asked and We Delivered

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Although we have been working hard to improve our instructions by including more detailed sewing steps and diagrams, we know that there are just some things that are easier to understand with photographs or even a video. So, we now have a matching tutorial for each new pattern we release! YOU CAN FIND ALL OUR… Read More

Logan Shacket

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CONSTRUCTION BREAST POCKETS Neaten the top edge of the pocket with an overlocker/serger (you can also fold this edge at the first notch with wrong sides together and press like I have done here). With right sides facing, fold the pocket top over at the fold line and sew down each side of the turnover,… Read More

Glenda Knit Top

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CONSTRUCTION Sew a large gathering stitch around the left front armhole from the shoulder seam down to the notch, draw in the stitch to match the length of the gathering guide. Pin the guide to the gathered armhole and stitch together to keep the correct armhole shape and length. With right sides facing sew the… Read More

Philomena Woven Dress – New Pattern Alert!

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Introducing our latest release sewing pattern, the Philomena Woven Dress. Designed for the experienced sewist, Philomena includes heaps of fun construction features such as a fitted bodice with V-neck, gathers falling from the yoke, double yoke, optional shirred waist insert, waist ties, 3/4 length sleeves with optional wide shirred cuffs, A line-skirt and an invisible… Read More

Andie Kids Dress

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Neaten the outer straight edge of the frills by overlocking/serging then turning in once and stitching, alternatively you can double turn and sew a narrow hem. Sew a large gathering stitch between the notches on the opposite edge, draw in the gathering stitch to the measurement between the notches on the front and back armhole…. Read More

The P A R T Y season is upon us ⭐

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Our latest release kid’s sewing pattern is that perfect party dress for all seasons! Not only is Bonnie a cute looking dress, but it’s versatile offering a variety of collars, such as the Peter Pan collar, wide ties for a bow option or a simple round neck. The silhouette is loose allowing for ultimate comfort…. Read More

Philomena Woven Dress

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CONSTRUCTION BODICE: Fuse or stitch the stabilizer to the neck of the front lining and the neck of one back yoke. Sew the bust darts on the front under bodice (lining) and press down followed by sewing the centre front seams together stopping at the * marking on the pattern and press open, no need… Read More

Delta Cargo Pant

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CONSTRUCTION: FRONT ANGLED POCKET & SIDE SEAM: With right sides facing sew the pocket bag to the angled pocket seam on the front leg, turn the pocket to the inside and understitch close to the seam on the side of the pocket bag. Sew a twin needle topstitch along the pocket opening. With right sides… Read More

Attention Beginner Sewers!

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Make yourself an entire capsule wardrobe with the new Beginner Bundle Wardrobe! You get a selection of our favourite beginner level sewing patterns at a discounted price. The 6 beginner friendly sewing patterns included in this bundle are the Bob Woven Pant, Genoa Bias Cut Skirt, Rhea Knit Top, Olivia Dress, Sigrid Knit Coat and… Read More

Mitred Corner

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Mark your hem and vertical seam points, we have just done this by pressing the foldlines. Overlock/serge your hem edge, vertical seam edge and the diagonal edge that will become your mitred corner. With right sides facing, fold the angled edge, matching the hem and vertical seam. Sew the angled edges together using a 1cm (3/8″)… Read More

New Pattern Release – Penelope Woven Dress

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Style Arc’s latest sewing pattern release is here! The Penelope Woven Dress pattern is a fabulous princess line, round neck dress with architectural elbow length sleeves constructed with tucks, gussets, cuffs and shoulder panels. Invisible zip closure at the back and of course, optional inseam pockets. ⁠ Penelope looks wonderful made in silk, rayon, crepe… Read More

Ada Knit Top

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CONSTRUCTION: With right sides together sew the front body & back body shoulder seams together. We recommend sewing cotton tape or fusing the shoulder seams to stop any stretching. If sewing on a sewing machine, overlock/serge the seams and press to the back. With right sides facing sew the short ends of the neckband together…. Read More

Penelope Woven Dress

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CONSTRUCTION POCKETS/SIDE PANELS: With right sides facing sew one set of the pockets marked “A” to the front side seam marked “A” on the pattern, clip at the notches. Turn to the correct side of the fabric and sew an understitch close to the seam on the side of the pocket bag. With right sides… Read More

Asha Dress

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CONSTRUCTION: BODICE: Gather the front neck between the notches to 9cm (3 1/2”), refer to the neck guide. With right sides facing sew the front and back shoulder seams together. Neaten with an overlocker/serger and press towards the back. Overlock/serge each centre back seam. With right sides facing sew the centre back bodice seams together…. Read More

Darby Woven Pant

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POCKETS: Clip at the notches on the side edge of the pockets and double turn the stepped turn back to the inside of the pocket. Topstitch across the top and down the edge of the turnback then across the base of the turnback. Press the remaining 3 outer to the inside at the seam allowance… Read More

Teddy Designer Top

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COLLAR: With right sides facing pin the outer edges of the collar together. Turn out to the right side, press and sew a stay stitch along the two outer edges of the collar to hold in place, be careful not to stretch this edge. Carefully press and put aside. Note when wearing this garment, the… Read More

Candice Skirt

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CONSTRUCTION: Fold & pin the pleats as marked on the pattern, once in place stitch down to the markings, from the inside. Centre the pleat over the seam and press flat. On the inside of the skirt the pleats will be box pleats, on the outside the pleats will be inverted pleats, five on the… Read More

Effie Woven Top

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CONSTRUCTION: With right sides facing sew the length of the loop, turn it out to the right side, make a loop shape and stitch it into the left back neck as noted in the pattern. Neaten the centre back seams with overlocker/serger and sew the seams together, from the hemline up to the notch that… Read More

Montana Extension Pack

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BODICES BODICE A: Sew the bust darts and press down. With right sides together sew the front and back shoulder seams together overlock/serge and press toward the back. With right sides together sew the front and back shoulder seams of the fused facing pieces together and press the seams open. With right sides together pin… Read More

Yvette Woven Dress

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Before you start sewing you might want to rummage through that fabric stash and plan your colour/print layout for the different panels of the Yvette Woven Dress, click the link below to download the Yvette Woven Dress Colour It Your Way PDF and have some fun! ✏️  ✏️ FRONT & POCKETS From the wrong side sew the… Read More

Bennet Woven Pant

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Fold the top edge 1cm wrong sides facing then with right sides facing fold the top edge of the pocket over, following the fold line on the pattern. Sew down each side of the turnover, clip the corners and turn the pocket out to the right side and press. Edge stitch along the inner folded… Read More

Lena Shift Dress

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Lena Shift Dress Tutorial by Lou Sheffer from Sew Much to Design  @sewmuchtodesign Introducing the Lena Dress a wonderful sheath A-line dress that will bring a chic versatile look to your wardrobe.   Lena is a mid-length sleeveless dress that features a boat neck with large inseam pockets and hem facing that both feature twin… Read More

Carlisle Jean

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FRONT POCKETS: Double turn the top edge of the coin pocket to the inside and sew down with a twin needle top stitch. Turn the side edges of the pocket to the inside, press and pin the coin pocket to the right pocket facing, once in place sew on with a twin needle. Overlock/serge the… Read More

Smith Woven Jacket

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POCKETS & FRONT BODY Neaten the top edge of the pockets with an overlocker/serger. Fold the pocket top over with right sides facing, sew down each side of the turnover, clip the corners and turn the pocket top out to the right side. Fold the three remaining pocket seams inwards and press. Pin the pockets… Read More

E T T A . S K I R T

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E T T A . K I D S & T E E N S . S K I R T STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL     PATCH POCKETS & BACK SKIRT: 1. Neaten the top edge of the pockets. 2. Fold the top edge of the pocket over with wrong sides facing, following the fold line on the… Read More

Geri Dress

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Fuse the stabilizer to the wrong side of the back neck. With right sides together sew the centre back seam, overlock/serge, press the seam towards the wearers left. With right sides together sew the back panels to the side back panels, overlock / serge and press the seams toward the centre back. With right sides… Read More

Autumn Dress

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Autumn Dress Tutorial by Lou Sheffer from Sew Much to Design Follow her on Instagram @sewmuchtodesign I am in love with the styling of the Autumn Dress by Style Arc.   It will be a perfect transition dress as our summer days grow cooler and I am looking for something that is more structured and offers… Read More

Percy Poncho

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BODY: With right sides together sew the centre back seams and press open. With right sides together sew the back neck facing to the back neck, clip into the rounded neck seam, turn to the right side and understitch close to the seam on the side of the facing. Overlock or serge the vertical centre front… Read More

T E D D Y . J A C K E T . C H E R Y L ‘ S . V E R S I O N

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STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL on sewing the Teddy Kids/Teens Jacket #SATeddyKidsJacket & #SATeddyTeensJacket Please note this tutorial differs slightly from the “Style Arc” constructions sheet 1. With right sides facing sew one set of the pockets to the front side seam, see notches on the pattern, clip at the notches and sew an understitch close to the seam on the side… Read More

Ormond Designer Coat

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COLLAR: With right sides facing sew the under-collar centre back seams together and press open. With right sides facing sew the longer edge of one collar stand to the bottom of the undercollar and repeat for the remaining collar stand and collar piece, press the seams open and sew and edge stitch either side of… Read More

Keith Knit Vest

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BODY: With right sides facing sew the front and back shoulders together, take care not to stretch whilst sewing. Neaten with overlocker/serger and lightly press/steam toward the back. Overlock or serge the armhole, turn the armhole hem allowance inside and pin in place, take care not to twist, once in place sew the turnback down… Read More

Kennie Woven Shirt Sewing Tutorial by @becsewsthings

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STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL #SAKennieWovenShirt Tutorial varies slightly from Style Arc construction sheet by @becsewsthings As part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared some photographs of the Duchess baking with her children. In these pictures the Duchess is pictured wearing a pink and white gingham shirt with a ruffled collar,… Read More

M A R G O T . T E E N S . S K O R T

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M A R G O T . T E E N S . S K O R T STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL       TIES & OVERLAY: With right sides facing sew the length and one end of the ties, turn out and press. Put aside until arriving at step 6 on the construction sheet for… Read More

New Release Sewing Pattern – Elsbeth Woven Dress

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Today we’re excited to release the new Elsbeth Woven Dress. This gorgeous dress is designed for woven fabrics. The Elsbeth Woven Dress features a gathered front bodice waist, centre back invisible zip, and lower centre back skirt split / vent. Choose to make it with elbow length or full-length cuffed sleeves. Read on to find… Read More

Elsbeth Woven Dress

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BODICE: Sew two large rows of gathering stitches to the bottom of the front bodice piece, where noted on the pattern. Gather in the bottom of the bodice to match the length of the waist on the centre front skirt panel. With wrong sides facing fold and press the waist bias trim in half, lengthways…. Read More

Olivia Dress

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BODICE: With right sides facing sew the front shoulders to the back shoulders. Neaten seam with an overlocker/serger and press to the back. Neaten around the armhole with an overlocker/serger, fold and press towards the inside. Topstitch around the armhole. Sew a bar tack at the underarm seam to secure the base of the armhole… Read More

M A R G O T . K I D S . S K O R T

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STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL #SAMargotKidsSkort Tutorial varies slightly from Style Arc construction sheet In this example I made the skort with top and under frill. You can also make the skort with only one frill. If you would like to make a shorts, just leave out the overlay and then you can also choose to make the… Read More

Hope Woven Dress

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BODICE: With right sides facing sew the front armhole to the front sleeve matching the notches as you sew followed by sewing the back armhole to the back sleeve. Neaten with an overlocker/serger. Neaten each centre back edge with an overlocker/serger. Sew the centre back seams together, stitch from the waist up to the notch… Read More

Eileen Dress (Knit Version)

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BODICE & SLEEVES: With right sides facing sew the centre front seam together. Neaten seam with overlocker/serger and press to the wearer’s right. Turn to the right side of the fabric and topstitch 6mm (¼”) on the wearer’s right front piece, through the seam allowance underneath. With right sides facing sew the centre back seam… Read More

TEENS & KIDS June 2020 Bonus Sewing Pattern

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It’s a new month and that means a new bonus pattern here at Style Arc. This month our bonus kid’s and teen’s pattern is the gorgeous Norman Jumpsuit. You can get it for free when you buy any other kid’s or teen’s pattern style but only during June 2022. Read on to learn more! Until… Read More

Get the Look – New Discount Sewing Pattern Bundle!

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Today we’re releasing a new Get the Look discount sewing pattern bundle. You get the three patterns required to create this fabulous look. Sure, you can buy them separately but you’ll save 20% when you buy them in this special discounted bundle. Check it out! Until next time, happy sewing from the Style Arc team.

R H Y S . K I D S . O V E R S H I R T

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STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL – By Nicole @nic_combi_naait Please note this tutorial differs slightly from the “Style Arc” constructions sheet #SARhysKidsOvershirt For this over shirt I used a double gauze fabric. This kind of fabric is iron free (and I love that) and light enough to be used as an over shirt, but also suitable to be… Read More

Verona Woven Top

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Harmony Woven Top Tutorial by Lou Sheffer from Sew Much to Design Follow her on Instagram @sewmuchtodesign Introducing the Verona Top by Style Arc.  This is a stylish top, a contemporary take on a classic bohemian style.  It is a pull on top with a button and loop closure and fashion forward gathered sleeves.   It… Read More

Millicent Wrap Dress

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NECKBAND & BODICE: Fuse the back neck band, front neck band (and fold in half lengthwise wrong sides together), back waist insert and front waist insert & ties up until marked fuse line on the pattern. With right sides facing sew the top edges of the back neck seam together, turn to the right side… Read More

Loungewear Cami

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Please note this tutorial differs slightly from the Style Arc construction sheet. 1. With right sides facing fold and press the shoulder straps in half, length-ways. Sew two rows of stitching if desired, for extra strength. 2. Turn through to the correct side using a loop turner. Press and edge stitch around all edges of… Read More

Winona Knit Top Neckband

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With right sides facing, sew the front and back shoulder seams together. Neaten seam with overlocker/serger and press seam to the back. With the right sides facing outward press the front band in half lengthways, matching notches. Wrap the front of the band as marked on the pattern and then sew a stay stitch to hold… Read More

June Sheath Dress

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Sew the bust darts as marked on the front body and press down. With right sides facing sew one set of the pockets to the front side seam where marked on the pattern, clip at the notches. From the right side understitch close to the seam on the side of the pocket bag. Press pocket… Read More

Bob Woven Pant

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LEGS/POCKETS: With right sides together sew one set of pockets to the front side seam and one set of pockets to the back side seam (see pocket notches on the side seams) once the pockets are stitched on turn to the right side and understitch along the pocket seam on the side of the pocket. With… Read More

Zip – Fly Zip Tutorial

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Click here to watch our fly zip tutorial on Youtube Or follow the diagrams below: Step 1 Fuse noted pieces. Sew fly facing to right side crotch. Step 2 Turn to face & press. Set aside. Step 3 Sew zipper to left side crotch. Step 4 Cover zipper with bearer & sew. Turn to face… Read More

Francesca Woven Shirt

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BODY & FRILL: Sew the front darts and the back darts. With right sides facing sew the front and back shoulders seams together. Press seam to the back and neaten with overlocker/serger. With right sides facing sew the front and back side seams together (not pictured). Press to the back and neaten with overlocker/serger. Sew… Read More

Joy Woven Vest

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BODY AND POCKET WELTS: With right sides facing sew the centre front body to the side body, matching notches as you sew. With right sides facing sew the centre back seams together, until the split notch. With right sides facing sew the side back body to the back body, following notches as you sew. Press… Read More

Harmony Woven Top

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Harmony Woven Top Tutorial by Lou Sheffer from Sew Much to Design Follow her on Instagram @sewmuchtodesign The Harmony woven top by Style Arc is the perfect way to welcome Spring. It offers chic styling in and easy to wear design. Boasting gorgeous flounced sleeves, this top offers effortless feminine vibes for your wardrobe. I… Read More

Anais Woven Dress

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POCKETS: With right sides facing sew one set of the pockets marked “A” to the front side seam marked “A” on the pattern, clip at the notches and sew a flat stitch close to the seam on the side of the pocket bag. With right sides facing sew the second set of pockets to the… Read More

April Bonus Sewing Patterns Out Now!

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For those of you who are new to Style Arc, every month we offer you a bonus sewing pattern. It is free when you buy any other pattern, but only at www.stylearc.com. This month you can choose from two bonus patterns. They are both fabulous styles – one is a brand new listing, the other… Read More

Nicola Woven Shirt

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BODY: Sandwich the back bodice between the two back yokes, sew and press. Press both yoke pieces upward. Sew a 6mm (¼”) top stitch across the back yoke seam, if desired (not pictured). Roll the whole back body up with the right side on the inside then pin to keep it out of the way. Pin… Read More

Zip – Lapped Zip Tutorial

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Sew the seam up to the bottom of zip, usually indicated by a notch. Press seams open and neaten with overlocker/serger. Align the right side of your zipper with the right folded edge of the fabric. There should be a small gap between the zipper teeth and the fabric edge. Pin the zipper down. With the… Read More

Trinnie Woven Dress – Sewing Pattern Details

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We recently released the gorgeous Trinnie Woven Dress sewing pattern. You get two different versions in one pattern. There are some fabulous details in this style including: a fitted bodice, shoulder pads, 11 panel gored skirt, and an invisible back zip. That’s not all though. Read on to check it out in more detail. Until… Read More

B O B B Y . K I D S . P A N T . P I P I N G

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STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL on sewing the pocket piping #SABobbyKidsWovenPant   Hey everyone, I’m Bec of @becsewsthings on Instagram and I’m thrilled to be working with Style Arc as they re-launch, re-invigorate their kids pattern range. My small child is in bed, a steaming cup of tea has been made, my sewing table is as tidy as… Read More

H A R L O W . K I D S . T O P . D U T C H

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Stap voor stap werkbeschrijving voor de   #SAHarlowKidsKnitTop Het patroon is gemaakt voor rekbare stoffen zoals tricot. Je kunt de top ook in french terry maken, maar gebruik voor de halsboord dan wel boordstof. Voor een nettere afwerking adviseer ik om een lockmachine te gebruiken. Voorbereidingen – Knip alle patroondelen uit je stof – Kijk… Read More

NEW RELEASE SEWING PATTERN | Trinnie Woven Dress

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Introducing the effortlessly elegant Trinnie Woven Dress sewing pattern. Two Versions Included: Version A: Longline sleeveless gored dress with extended shoulders, waistband and stand collar. Version B: Longline gored dress with short sleeves and waistband. We hope you love the new Trinnie Woven Dress as much as we do! Until next time, happy sewing from… Read More

Norman Jumpsuit

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Sew your pockets as per instructions or your preferred method. Neaten each centre front seam with an overlocker/serger. With right sides facing sew the upper front crotch seams together, sew from the notch near the base of the front crotch and finish 6mm (¼”) before arriving at the “V” neck. The lower crotch seam is… Read More

H A R L O W . K I D S . K N I T . T O P

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Step-By-Step Tutorial #SAHarlowKidsKnitTop Tips for working with stretchy fabrics: – use an overlocker / serger – use a stretch stitch – if you want to use a straight stitch, use a stretch thread (Seraflex for example)Preparations – Cut out all the pattern pieces. – Take notice of the grainline as mentioned on the pattern pieces… Read More

K I T . K I D S . T A N K . T O P

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Step-By-Step Tutorial #SAKitKidsTankTop Preparations – Cut out all the pattern pieces. – Take notice of the grainline as mentioned on the pattern pieces and also the pattern pieces that need to be cut on the fold. – Mark and clip all the notches on your pattern pieces – When finished, you should have 12 cut… Read More

NEW SEWING PATTERN RELEASE | CORINA KNIT DRESS

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Introducing the uber flattering and comfortable Corina Knit Dress sewing pattern! Corina will become your go to dress pattern, perfect for the office or a special event. Corina is a fitted pull-on knit dress with a slight negative ease. Features include a round neck with neckband, extended shoulders and a gorgeous twist front detail. Available… Read More

Christmas Charity Sewing Patterns 🎄

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To celebrate the holiday season and spread some much needed good cheer we will be donating 25% of all sales of the Melba Dress, Barry Woven Pant, Kennie Shirt, and Children’s PJ Bundle to the wonderful NPY Women’s Council. The NPY Women’s Council is a female run organisation that provides health, social and cultural services… Read More

HOPE MONTH – September 2021

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It’s Hope Month here at Style Arc and we’re doing something special to both celebrate a year of the fabulous Hope Dress sewing pattern and also help a very worthy cause. For the month of September 2021 we’re donating 25% of sales of the Hope Dress to Sikh Volunteers Australia, an organisation dedicated to feeding… Read More

New Release Alert | Belle Woven Dress Sewing Pattern

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Style Arc Belle Woven Dress Sewing Pattern

Make a statement with the elegant new Belle Woven Dress sewing pattern. Dress sewing patterns have been our best selling category lately, with the Brigid Wrap Dress, Melba Dress, Montana Midi Dress and Sydney Designer Dress all proving super popular. Today’s new release, the Belle Woven Dress, features a “V” neck, optional in-seam pockets, shirred… Read More

Weekend Essential Sewing Patterns

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Style Arc Bert Knit Top and Ernie Knit Pant

Made for casual days, these leisurewear essentials were designed with style in mind. Receive 20% off when you buy these two great patterns together as a discount pattern bundle. The stylish button-front polo of the Bert Knit Top elevates this comfy easy-fit style windcheater and pairs perfectly with the relaxed Ernie Knit Pant. ⁠ The… Read More

Ash Kids Anorak Sewing Pattern Out Now

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Did you know the Style Arc also produces kids patterns? Today we’re adding to our growing kids sewing pattern range with the launch of the Ash Kids Anorak sewing pattern. This children’s pattern features a centre-front zip pocket and cosy hood. You’ll love the tricky little feature that allows this anorak to fold up and… Read More

Introducing the New Brigid Wrap Dress Sewing Pattern

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Today we’re releasing the gorgeous new Brigid Wrap Dress sewing pattern. This fabulous new style features a full sleeve and tie belt. Inseam pockets keep it practical and functional. Check it out! The Brigid Wrap Dress is available in Single-size Hardcopy, Multi-size Hardcopy, Single-size PDF and Multi-size PDF (now including A0 format). Until next time,… Read More

Bailey Kids Top Sewing Pattern is Out Now

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Our new Bailey Kids Top pattern is the latest addition to our growing kid’s sewing pattern range. Most weeks we are adding fabulous new kids and teens sewing pattern styles. It’s starting to ramp up! Read on to find out more about our latest style. The Bailey Kids Top is available to purchase in multi-size… Read More

INTRODUCING THE MELBA DRESS SEWING PATTERN

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Featuring back pleats that create a subtle cocoon shape and refined design details, the Melba Dress is a polished and timeless silhouette striking the perfect balance between easy-wear and refined elegance. This dress pattern has instantly become one of our most popular yet. The Melba Dress is available in all the usual formats Single-size Hardcopy,… Read More

Alice Kids Short Pattern is Out Now!

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Our latest kids pattern release, the Alice Kids Short, is out now and available in the following formats: Multi Size PDF (including A0) and Multi Size Hard Copy. We’re excited to add another style to our growing kid’s pattern range. Check out the full range here. PS: Want to join the growing list of International… Read More

The Daisy Kids Top Sewing Pattern Is Out Now

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We’re excited to add to our growing kid’s sewing pattern range today. Our latest kids pattern release, the Daisy Kids Top, is available in Multi Size PDF (including A0) and Multi Size Hard Copy. PS: Want to join the growing list of International Style Arc Stockists? Click here to find out how!

New Teens Sewing Pattern Now Available

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Our latest Teens sewing pattern, the Pippa Dress and Top, is a great sun dress that is easy to sew. Perfect for prints, this dress is airy and comfortable with the shirred bodice. Our Pippa Teens Dress & Top is available in Multi Size PDF and Multi Size A0 Hard Copy. PS: Want to join… Read More

Oscar Kids Short Sewing Pattern Out Now

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Did you know that Style Arc also creates gorgeous kids patterns> Today we’re excited to add to our growing kid’s pattern catalogue; our Oscar Kids Short is finally here. Designed to be an easy pull-on short that every kid will love, Oscar features an elastic waist, with a drawstring, making it the perfect pattern for… Read More

SUIT UP| MELROSE BOILER SUIT PATTERN NOW AVAILABLE

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Today we’re excited to release the all new Melrose Boiler Suit sewing pattern. The Melrose boiler suit takes inspiration from utilitarian roots and strikes the perfect balance with everyday style. Scroll on to check it out. The Melrose boiler suit pattern is available in all the usual formats: Single-size Hardcopy, Multi-size Hardcopy, Single-size PDF and… Read More

Emma Kids Knit Dress Sewing Pattern Out Now

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Perfect for everyday wear, our latest kids sewing pattern release, the Emma Kids Knit Dress, is a comfy style designed to be made in a knit fabric to keep your little one warm over the cooler months. Pair this dress with tights or leggings over winter or sneakers for a laid-back everyday look though autumn…. Read More

Pippa Kids Dress And Top In Store Now

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Our kids’ sewing pattern range is growing fast. Today we’re launching the Pippa Kids Dress and Top. Pippa is a great sun dress that is easy to sew. Perfect for playful prints, this dress is airy and comfortable with the shirred bodice, that allows the children to run free in the park on a warm… Read More

Happy International Women’s Day

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In honour of International Women’s Day 2021, Style Arc will be donating 10% of sales from the 8th March to SisterWorks. Through work and entrepreneurship, SisterWorks’ mission is to support women who are refugees, asylum seekers or migrants so they can improve their confidence, mental wellbeing, sense of belonging and economic outlook. SisterWorks’ vision is… Read More

Have Fun with our Kids Applique Patterns

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SHOP HOUSES APPLIQUE, CATS APPLIQUE, TRUCKS AND TRACTORS APPLIQUE Are you feeling crafty or looking to use up some of those scraps in your fabric stash? Appliques are a great way to add some interest to our kid’s sewing pattern range. You can apply appliques to t-shirts, sweatshirts, dresses, and leggings but you are not… Read More

New Favourite Styles at Style Arc

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We release new sewing patterns almost weekly, here at Style Arc. It can sometimes be hard to keep up! We’ve released some gorgeous new styles lately but sometimes styles from our back catalogue become super popular again. Many of our styles are timeless classics. We thought we’d put together a quick list of which styles… Read More

Fresh New Frock in Store Now!

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The brand new Emerson Woven Dress sewing pattern is a delightfully effortless button through style for casual dressing. The Emerson woven dress features a dropped waist, balloon sleeve with elastic cuff and gathered skirt. Included in this pattern are two sleeve and two skirt options that you are able to mix and match top create… Read More

New Style Arc Kids Patterns are Here!

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Did you miss our newsletter last week? We are excited to announce we back designing children’s sewing patterns! Each month we will bring to you new designs that are both fun and practical and guaranteed to please the fussiest dresser! To launch, we thought it would be nice to select two of our favourite women’s… Read More

New Kids Sewing Patterns in Store Now

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So, the time has finally come when your little loved ones can own a Style Arc garment made by you. Child sewing patterns are here! Yes, we are back designing our kids sewing pattern range and we are beyond excited! As many of us in the office now have enough kids for a small football… Read More

The Huge Christmas in July Sale is Here!

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Happy Christmas in July! As the temperatures are plummeting in some parts of Australia it’s a timely reminder that our annual Christmas in July Sale is finally here! To celebrate our favourite sale, we’re giving you a massive 25% off our entire site with the exception of memberships and gift cards. Don’t forget to checkout… Read More

The Asha Dress sewing pattern is in store now!

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Skip your jeans and casual clothing this month because today we have released our latest sewing pattern, the Asha Dress. Long and flowy, from the sleeves to the hem, Asha is bound to turn heads! This sophisticated midi dress pattern will effortlessly elevate your wardrobe, with its regular fit with a slightly blouson bodice and… Read More

Bodice (Double Layered) Tutorial

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We have used this double layered method for our Nova Midi Dress, Montana Midi Dress and for the facing of the June Sheath Dress. For this tutorial I have used the Nova Midi Dress pattern. The construction sheet instructs that you should cut 2 main front bodice and 2 main back bodice. I am treating… Read More

20% off Store Wide Easter Sale on Now

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As many of us have a little more time on our hands lately it’s perfect timing for Style Arc’s Easter Sale! If you are looking to help occupy your mind and feed your soul for the coming weeks don’t miss out on snapping up a bargain with a massive 20% off across the site until… Read More

New Discounted Pattern Bundle Release

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As the is world practising self-isolation and social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the sewing community now have a real excuse to self-isolate in their sewing room. With no one bothering you or telling you to stop sewing, this is your time to raid your stash and sew until your heart’s content! If you are… Read More

Important Announcement Concerning COVID-19

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UPDATE Hard copy patterns are back, however we have been advised that regular delivery will be extremely unreliable at this time. PDF patterns are the fastest and most reliable way to get your patterns right now. If you still want paper patterns, we will do our best to send orders of 8 paper patterns or… Read More

New relaxed fit tunic sewing pattern out now!

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Give your everyday wardrobe a refresh with our trans-seasonal, relaxed-fit tunic sewing pattern for women, the Jules Woven Tunic. With a gentle nod to a modern Boho look, our latest release pattern is a relaxed fitting tunic that doesn’t hug your curves! With its loose fitting 7/8th sleeves, relaxed body shape and lightly gathered skirt… Read More

December 2019 Sewing Pattern Freebie is Here

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Today we’re excited to launch our December 2019 sewing pattern freebie, the fabulous new Montana Midi Dress! Our new freebie is available in Hard Copy Single Size, Hard Copy Multi-size, PDF Single Size and PDF Multi-size. Both comfortable and versatile this dress will work for a variety of occasions. A pull on dress with extended… Read More

Our Beautiful Bonnie Bundle is Now Live

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At Style Arc we love creating sewing patterns for complete looks but sometimes they don’t suit everyone and that is why we also offer the patterns as separately! Hot off the press today is our gorgeous Bonnie Bundle discounted sewing pattern bundle. In this discounted bundle you will receive three great patterns that work beautifully together as… Read More

Calling all wide pant lovers!

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Our Clare Pant sewing pattern for women is live! A wide leg is the standout pant shape of the season. The cleverly designed elastic waist sits flat over the tummy for a slimming look. Featuring a tie belt and angled pockets you will love this easy to wear and easy to sew fashion forward pant. A… Read More

The Classic Tracy Trench Coat Sewing Pattern

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There is no wardrobe piece quite like the classic trench. Lasting the test of time this trench coat sewing pattern for women will create the ultimate garment, one that can be worn with any look and can dress up the most basic of garments. We released our Tracy Trench many years ago when we first… Read More

20% off Easter Sale on Now!

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If you are lucky enough to get some time off over the Easter break and wondering how you will spend your days, we at Style Arc have you covered! Over here in Australia our Easter holidays will soon be upon us, so we have decided to celebrate this week by offering you a massive 20%… Read More

Kid’s Patterns are now available at Style Arc

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Have you heard that we have just released our new kid’s wear pattern collection? Our range of children’s patterns has something great for boys or girls! Style Arc is bringing you a range of kid’s sewing patterns that are stylish and comfortable for your little ones! Just like our women’s pattern collection, our kidswear patterns are drafted from new… Read More

Applique Tutorial

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Step 1 Select your applique fabric/s and play around with layering them to see if the colours and or prints work well together and are to your liking. Next you will need to pre-wash your fabrics and iron them before you start working with them. This will eliminate shrinkage and colour fastness issues down the… Read More

New Style Alert for October 2018

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A new month means new sewing pattern styles! Check out the gorgeous new discounted Carlsson Set sewing pattern bundle. Included in this discounted bundle are the all new Carlsson Sweater and our favourite track pant in the Style Arc range, the Joni Knit Track Pant. Buy them as a set or buy them separately, the… Read More

Fabulous New July 2018 Sewing Patterns in Store Now

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Today we are launching the all new Eme Dress (Paper, PDF, Etsy) sewing pattern. Based on our super popular Adeline Dress, Eme is a gorgeous easy-fit cocoon shaped summer dress pattern. With no fastenings or trim details required, this style is perfect for the beginner sewer. The loose-fitting shape allows for cool fitting during those… Read More

New Style Arc Sewing Patterns for May 2018

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It’s a new month and that means new sewing patterns here at Style Arc! Hit refresh on your shirt wardrobe this season with the Martha and Phoebe Over-shirts, Style Arc’s latest over-sized shirt sewing patterns! With its minimalist and androgynous feel, the Phoebe Over-shirt’s (Paper, PDF, Etsy) over-sized silhouette is ideal for layering or simply… Read More

Felled Seam Tutorial

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This sewing tutorial demonstrates how to sew a felled seam and will come in handy for our Meghan Jacket. Step 1. With right sides facing sew the seams together Step 2. Trim away the left seam to 6mm/1/4" Step 3. Press the right seam to the inside by 6mm/1/4", place this seam over the left… Read More

New Meghan Jacket Pattern and Fabric Bundles

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Hi Everyone! Today we are launching the gorgeous new Meghan Jacket. We’ve paired it up with some fabulous ponte knit colours too, so you can buy the pattern and the fabric you need in a single bundle. Check out the Black, Navy, Cement and Boysenberry Meghan Jacket bundles in store now! Don’t need any fabric?… Read More

Get the Parisian Classic Look

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Get the Parisian Classic Look – a stylish three pattern outfit for a discounted bundle price! You get the Gigi Jacket, Gem Knit Tee and Blakley Stretch Jeans in a single purchase (Paper or PDF). Drawing inspiration from the iconic French designer jackets, our Gigi Jacket includes all the key elements that make up this… Read More

Specials for World Health Day 2018

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Health isn’t a goal, it’s a way of living. To celebrate World Health Day 2018 Style Arc wants to help you make that healthy change. At Style Arc we bring fitness and fashion all rolled into one, and we hope this can inspire some of you to get moving off that couch! For the next… Read More

Mitred Shoulder / Collar Seam Sewing Tutorial

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Style Arc Sewing Tutorial - How to sew a mitred shoulder / neck

Suitable for the Mason knit Jacket, Estelle Ponte Jacket and the Harper Jacket. Step 1. Sew the centre back body seams followed by sewing the centre back collar seams together, we suggest a Felled or French seam as the collar seam is visible from both sides when worn. Step 2. Clip into the seams at… Read More

New Maisie Designer Dress Sewing Pattern

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  The new Maisie Designer Dress combines knit and stretch woven fabrics in a fabulous asymmetrical seamed dress. The angled knit bodice is a cosy look that works amazingly well with the woven cocoon-shaped skirt. This style features today’s essential side pockets as well. This is a great designer look. Mix your fabrics or make it… Read More

Flat Stitch or Understitch Tutorial

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The flat stitching (or understitching) is sewn to keep facings and linings from peaking out, especially around necklines and armholes and around the waist on a lined skirt to stop the lining riding up. It also means that when turned and pressed, the seam line tends to favor the inside of the garment.

Corner Seams Tutorial

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Sewing Tutorial - how to sew corner seams

This is a quick tutorial on how to sew corner seams, it will come in handy for the following patterns: Serena Knit Dress Paige Top-dress Renae Woven Dress Mila Designer Dress Step 1. The acuteness of the angle will vary, depending on the design. The execution of the corner is the same, regardless of the… Read More

Paris Tote Bag Sew-Along With Ann

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Style Arc Paris Tote Bag

I don’t normally sew handbags. (In general I’m not a craft or home decor sewer.) But lately I’ve been wanting something classier than my old nylon L.L.Bean bag. In addition to being turned off by the high prices retailers demand for genuine leather bags, I realized that I wanted something more unique than what was being offered. That’s when I decided to make the Paris tote… Continue Reading On clothingengineer.com

Jett Jacket construction by Anne Kowalski

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Construction With right sides together fold back and press the front panel where marked on the pattern toward the inside of the garment (wrong sides together.) Now turn back the folded edges so right sides are together, but do not press. Starting from the folded edge, stitch across the top edge of the neck edge… Read More

Romy Anorak construction by Anne Kowalski

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Fabric Suggestions: Charmeuse, soft wool or any soft fabric of your choice. Trims: My suggestion: include “shock cord” and “elastic cord” as an alternative to”hat elastic”. It is easier for US-based customers to source. Helpful Hints: Cut out the pattern, taking note of the grainlines, maximum stretch, and the notes written on the pattern pieces… Read More

Poppy Zip Top construction by Anne Kowalski

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Fabric Suggestions: Light weight suiting, linen Helpful Hints: The back hem facing/ side hem facing seam is located about 2.7cm (1″) beyond the side back pleat seam. This is to minimize bulk at the pleat fold. Make sure to mark the notches at the hemline carefully on both the body panels and facing. Construction: Sew… Read More

Dotty Blouse construction by Anne Kowalski

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This clever pattern creates beautiful draping at the front while leaving the back as a regular shirt. Wear it with a cami or use a press stud to close the cross over at the front. You will love this top! Fabric Suggestions: Silk, crepe, viscose or you could use a jersey knit. Because of the… Read More

Neckline Finishing Tutorial

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This is quick & easy way to finish neckline of your garment. This method can be used on stretch & woven fabrics.With right sides together sew the short ends of the neck bandTurn to correct side & press the band in halfPin neckband to neck; once in place sew on matching notches.Fold neckband at centre… Read More

Collar and Collar Stand Tutorial

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This collar sewing tutorial will help you when sewing blouses, shirts and shirt dresses. This is basic Style Arc sewing tutorial covers how to sew a collar to a collar stand and a collar stand to a neckline. Follow the steps below to make the perfect collar! Step 1 Lay collar pieces face-to-face and stitch around the outer edge… Read More

Fly Zip Tutorial

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Step 1 Fuse noted pieces. Sew fly facing to right side crotch. Step 2 Turn to face & press. Set aside. Step 3 Sew zipper to left side crotch. Step 4 Cover zipper with bearer & sew. Turn to face & top-stitch close to seam. Step 5 Join left & right crotch seams up to… Read More

Sleeve – Two Piece Sleeve Tutorial

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Step 1 Pin top sleeve & under sleeve pieces together. Stretch undersleeve slightly to cover the top sleeve ease. Distribute the ease evenly. Step 2 Stitch seam from under sleeve, making sure there no tucks or pleats in the seam. Step 3 Pin & stitch the second seam. Step 4 Press all seams open.

Set a Sleeve Tutorial

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Step 1 Make x3 rows of loose stitching on the sleeve cap only. Make sure the stitchings are located inside the seam allowance. Step 2 From the inside of the garment pin sleeve to armhole matching notches. Then start pulling the threads to gather the sleeve cap so it matches the armhole. Distribute ease evenly…. Read More

Binding Tutorial

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This is a quick & neat technique & you can use it to sew any type of binding – neck, armhole, hem, splits, etc… Step 1 Fold binding in half lengthwise & press. Step 2 Then fold seam allowance of one of the edges & press. Step 3 Pin & sew unfolded edge of binding… Read More

Pockets – Inseam

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Click here to watch an Instagram reel of how to sew inseam pockets. Step 1 Sew pocket bag 1 to the main front where marked on the pattern (A-A) Step 2 Clip at notches Step 3 Turn to inside and press. Top-stitch pocket opening or flat-stitch close to the seam from the inside. Step 4… Read More

Sleeve Girth Adjustment Tutorial

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Step 1 Slash and square lines (A) and (B). Step 2 Open centre by pivoting pieces from points (A) and (B) – like shown on the diagram. Step 3 Square off hemline. And smoothen the shape of sleeve head. Step 4 The outer pattern measurements remain as original. And the cross head and the girth… Read More

Flat Seat Pattern Adjustments

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Step 1 Use basic back leg pattern piece. This original pattern should measure up to your waist and hip measurement. Redraw this piece to work on as it is important to retain the original pattern piece to keep as a reference. The straight grain line is obtained by folding the pattern piece in ½ starting… Read More

Centre Back Vent Tutorial

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Step 1 To create a neat corner Fold corner on 45 degrees, match notches & pin Step 2 Then using tailor’s chalk draw a line front the notches to the folded edge. Make sure the line is on 90 degrees from the folded edge. Then stitch along the line. Step 3 Trim access fabric; turn… Read More

Zip – Invisible Zip Tutorial

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Step 1. Turn zipper to wrong side & align with pattern edges. Step 2. Using tailor’s chalk make several marks on fabric & zip. These marks will help you to align zipper & fabric evenly when sewing zipper in. Step 3. Open zipper fully & place one edge of the zipper over edge of pattern… Read More

Emily Knit Top

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The Emily Knit Top is our free pattern of the month for July 2014. You get it free with every order – but only in July 2014. You just need to let us know what size you’d like in the comments box when you order. It would be a very a simple make if it… Read More

Summer Dress Patterns – A few of our Favourites

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While we’re in the depths of Melbourne’s winter, a lot of girls (mostly from the other hemisphere!) have been asking for tips for summer dress patterns. To get you started, I thought I’d show you a few of my favourites for beach holidays or lazy days by the pool. Who knows? Maybe it’ll help me escape winter for… Read More

Evening Dress Patterns, a Necessity

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Style Arc's Alisha Dress Pattern

There’s something special about things that sparkle and shine, flow and move. These are the things bring that bring richness and warmth into our lives. We have all opted to set aside one (at least!) outfit for those special occasions that call for pretty things to be flaunted. Simply knowing you have a beautiful, special and expensive… Read More

Easy Sewing Projects for Beginners

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Easy Sewing Projects - Style Arc's Bella Wrap

Every day women (and men!) take up the time honored pursuit of sewing. With the steady beat of the sewing machine, the fabric softly slipping under fingertips and endless fashion possibilities, what is there not to love? Sadly many give the pastime up because it becomes more of a frustration than a relaxation, a burden instead… Read More

Harem Pants Patterns – Standing the Test of Time

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Style Arc's Hayley Harem Pants Pattern

For nearly two centuries harem pants remained mainly in the Middle East and I Dream of Jeanie episodes. Even today many people would not know what you are referring to if you mention “harem pants”, however they might know what “hammer pants” or “happy pants” are. Seldom seen in the last twenty years, harem pants… Read More

May 2014 Celebrity Style – Get the Look

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Celebrity Style Sewing Patterns May 2014

Some of us are heading into winter while others are heading into summer. We’ve pulled together a few celebrity style looks to inspire your next sewing project, no matter what season it is! You’ll find links to our sewing patterns below to help you complete the look. Victoria’s Autumn / Winter Look We love Victoria’s… Read More

The Versatile Wrap Skirt Pattern

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Shelly Skirt - Style Arc Wrap Skirt Pattern

Nothing adds more sophisticated flirt to your wardrobe than a pretty, flowing wrap skirt. It is a versatile pattern as it can serve any season by simply choosing the right fabric. Simple versions of this skirt are notorious for coming undone at the most inopportune times. This may leave you tempted to pass on such… Read More

Pencil Skirts, Picking the Best Pattern for Your Body

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Style Arc's Zoe Pencil Skirt Pattern

Sleek yet fun; classic yet modern; stylish in all the right ways; it is the pencil skirt. Ubiquitous in the 1950’s this skirt has it all. The beautiful thing about this skirt is that it looks good on nearly every body type; the catch is picking the right cut. Sewing your own skirt will allow… Read More

Fun in the Sun with Sundress Patterns

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Lazy Daisy Sundress Sewing Pattern - Style Arc

Since the 1960’s when long hair, bare feet and tassels ruled fashion, sundresses have been a staple in closets all across the world. These days you don’t have to be a hippie to like and wear sundresses. From the beach to a garden party, the movies to a dinner date, sundresses can be appropriate for… Read More

Sewing Patterns – New for Sewvember

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New sewing patterns from Style Arc - November 2013

Can you feel the excitement? The electricity in the air? IT’S SEWVEMBER! We’ve got three new sewing patterns available for Sewvember 2013. A biker jacket, a skirt which ties in with the jacket and an easy-fit narrow leg pant as our free pattern of the month. We thought it might be fun to take you through a… Read More

A Line Skirt Pattern Reflections

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The A Line Skirt is back. It's a hot 2013 trend!

The A Line skirt pattern has featured a few times in Style Arc’s range. Put simply, an A Line skirt is narrow at the waist, skims the hips and is full at the hem – just like the letter “A”. The magic of an A Line skirt is that it flatters a number of body… Read More

Shift Dress Pattern Inspiration

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Shift Dress Pattern - A Style Arc Classic

I just love the versatility of a shift dress pattern. It’s no surprise that there are a few shift dress patterns in the Style Arc range, each with their own distinctive design features. In this post I want to introduce two of our favourites, the Jodie and Martine. The shift dress has become a timeless… Read More