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The Style Arc Estelle by Sally

Hi All!

Welcome to my guest blog post for Minerva Crafts, reviewing the Style Arc Estelle Cardigan Sewing Pattern.

When the email came through to try Style Arc’s Paper Patterns as a part of the Product Review Team, it was meant to be as it coincided with February’s Sew my Style, win win!

These paper patterns are brand new to the Minerva Crafts and what better way to showcase these patterns than when someone sews them up for you to see!

Style Arc are an Australian based Company that offer a range of patterns that allows you to create your own style that will make you stand out in the crowd. The patterns are modern and you can make your own boutique style garments without the hefty price tag in shops!

I was quite impressed of the quality of the pattern upon opening it up, it is not just your usual tissue paper that big house pattern companies use its printed onto 49gsm weight paper and I don’t know about you but I sometimes find it difficult to read tissue patterns even with my glasses on! So it’s quite refreshing that the layout of it is simple to follow and includes Fabric estimates and all you need to know to sew you new cardigan are included. 

Now look at the size of the Pattern Sheet!! Its huge! But at least the instructions are attached to it too so it doesn’t go astray!

I made this from a Jersey Fabric I got from Minerva in my stash, it’s a beautiful Boucle Double Jersey. It’s Grey on the Right side and Black on the Wrong Side.

I used my Singer Overlocker and Quantum Stylist 9960 to complete my Cardigan. I used my Sewing Machine for the Top stitching details which really do set it off a treat!

I even opted for the in seam pockets as a girl can’t have too many pocketed garments can they?! Perfect for carrying my phone in!

The only alterations I made were taking 3 inches of the length of the cardigan and 2 inches off the sleeve length as I am only 5 foot 2”! 

I didn’t like the too rough and ready look on the edges of my cardigan, think it’s the perfectionist in me, so I decided to use a rolled hem using my overlocker and really like the look with the contrast of black and grey.

This is a great staple for my work when I go to head office as it’s quite smart yet relaxed at the same time. I love it! It only took me a couple of hours from cutting it out to completion just as it says on the instructions!

There is an array of Style Arc Sewing Patterns which are now available in the shop now, so why not treat yourself to make your own bang on trend garments.

Happy Sewing

Sal x

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