I think it is pretty obvious that I am seriously crushing on Style Arc patterns these days. To date I have completed the Marni Pone jacket, Claudia Stretch Woven pants, and the Ursula Ponte skirt. (Yes, I will post details about these projects
before I diesoon.) Still in my to-be-completed queue are the Ziggi jacket and the Lorie jacket. You don’t even want to know how many Style Arc patterns are in the yet-to-be-cut-out pile, but suffice it to say I had to add another pattern storage container. 😉
One of the things you will immediately notice about Style Arc patterns is their terminology differs from some of the common sewing terms we use in the U.S. I decided to shoot a quick email to the ever-helpful-and-responsive team at Style Arc to clarify definitions. I am sure this list is not comprehensive, so shout out if you have come across some other terms that flummoxed you. The Style Arc term is listed first, and the U.S. equivalent follows.
- Flatstitch = Understitch (to secure/control seam allowances)
- Bag out =Â Turn right side out
- Secure stitch = bar tack
- Loose stitch = baste (by hand, by machine, or either) with long stitch length
- Studs (Ziggi jacket) = Snaps
- Cut 1 pair = Cut 2
Don’t let terminology differences or their abbreviated instructions deter you from making these great patterns. I need a Style Arc fan button for my website, dontcha think? 🙂 And if you haven’t jumped into the Ziggi Sew-Along fun going on around here and on StacySews.com, I hope you will come back later and make up this awesome jacket.