For my test garment, I selected a black and camel poly ITY knit from Fabric.com that I wasn't so in love with that it would bother me if it turned into a wadder. I was very pleased with the result. The fit through the body of the top was near perfect, the shoulders were a good width (I often have to narrow the shoulder line of tops), it didn't look like I needed to do a FBA, and my sleeve alteration seemed to have worked well. The only issue I had was one that a number of others who have made this pattern observed as well--the top is a little too long. I thought it would be more flattering if shortened a bit (and this is from someone who loves herself a good tunic top!), so for the second iteration, I folded out about 2-1/4 inches in length between the top of the side slit and the bottom of the armscye. Here's the test garment:
Oh, just remembered that I also nixed the neckline method set out in the instructions and opted for my standard bound neckline.
Now happy with the fit of the pattern, I selected a lovely rayon/lycra knit I recently acquired from EmmaOneSock for the real deal:
I love it! I wore this top to work a couple days ago and it completely passed the wearability test. I may have to try another one with short sleeves for summer.
Today starts the Memorial Day holiday weekend, so I have three days in which I hope to get a lot of sewing done. Summer supposedly is coming soon (although we have been having a lot of rain, and even snow, during the last week or more) and I always have a difficult time figuring out what to wear during the warmer months. I just am not a summer person when it comes to clothes. Give me wool weather any day! As a result, my summer wardrobe is severely lacking and I need to crank out a few lighter weight basics to get me started. Hopefully included in there will be a try at another StyleArc pattern. Most likely the Peta Pants.