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It’s All Done! Style Arc May Top!


This top is fantastic. I wasn’t at all sure about it until I tried it on. Even seeing it on the dress form didn’t appeal to me that much. When I put it on I felt like I’d just gone out and bought a VERY nice top.

The fit is fat-lump skimming – if you know what I mean. One day – soon – I am going to get this stuff off – but until then I need clothes that make me look good. And this top does that.

The neck line is just a teensy bit low but nothing extreme, so it’s very wearable. Also that weird, hard to do seam under the bust means that it is very flattering. It hides the old tummy and it has a flattering A-line.

I hemmed it with a double needle which always turns out looking professional. I just have to keep reading the directions on how to thread the two needles because I don’t do it often enough to keep it in my head.

Here’s the pictures!!

And on another high note – I spoke to my husband just a few minutes ago and he’s doing well. He let’s me know that he likes where he’s at – that’s so good. I’m glad he’s adapting and I know I wouldn’t do it as well.

And on the second note? I have a job interview tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!! I got the call at around noon today and I cannot. wait. I love that I will actually be able to work and my husband will be taken care of at the same time!



Author: Jennifer

I came from a family who made things. My father was a carpenter with a passion for making furniture. My mother sewed, crocheted, cooked and made a home on a shoestring. My grandmothers both quilted. As a teenager, I found batik through a wonderful art teacher who allowed me the freedom to batik yards of fabric. I then cut them up into a pattern and wore the item I made. I was ecstatic. I painted in my teens and twenties and my parents gracefully supplied me with oil paints and turpentine. When I needed an easel, my father took me to the shop where he worked and made me one. When he found unused and unwanted canvas, he brought it home and stretched it for me with wood from his shop at home. I was indulged at every step of the way. I wasn't ever told that I could not do something or that I should not do something. I was given freedom to chose my path in life. A blessed life I have lived, for sure.

11 thoughts on “It’s All Done! Style Arc May Top!

  1. Reblogged this on A Little Fluff and commented:
    And I have a new top!

  2. So happy to hear all of your good news:) Congrats and good luck tomorrow.

    • Honestly the job came up out of the blue – I’d thought I wouldn’t hear back from them because it’s been a couple of weeks. It’s for co-manager at a local bookstore – whew I want that job. The other one I applied for last night pays well, but it’s a killer job listening to customers complain ……….. I’ve had enough of those!

    • Thanks! Boy I’m excited about that job interview – that came up out of the blue! It’s for co-manager in a local bookstore – I will be SO glad to get back to work – enough of this at home stuff with no money!

  3. And good luck!! Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

    • I’m going to try it again in a solid jersey and with more of a seam allowance all around. Wish I could figure out how to add a bit to the under bust seam – although I might just do it a different way ………. hmmm. That could work!

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