Just a quick note before I go back to marking. My Stylearc Pleated Pia top was a wadder.
I don't like wadders.
I have scrawny arms so it was disappointing to have to throw it out because the sleeves turned out to be negative ease, and just impossible to talk myself into thinking they would be OK. Too bad because it was cool fabric.
As usual there was a lot of operator error here because I went back to the swatch and it was more or less a slinky knit, not my old cotton lycra knit and I guess, like the Stylearc pants, an understanding of stretchability is really important.
FYI I compared the sleeve circumference to the Renfrew, which I haven't made, and the sleeve was a full 2 1/2" narrower.
So if you are smarter than I was you might want to double check the Stylearc sleeve measurements before you cut.
Wish I had.
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