Vogue 9204 / Style Arc Harlow Top – Frankenpattern


I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season. This post is about the tunic I made for Christmas Eve. I needed a simple project because between the decorating and baking I didn’t have much time to sew during the month of December.

I’ve had Vogue 9204 on my to-sew list for a while.

Vogue 9204

I like the statement sleeve trend and figured this pattern would be a great style to modify the sleeves.


I searched my pattern stash and chose to use the sleeve from Style Arc’s Harlow top. I omitted the split in the sleeve and sewed the seam all the way.  I used French seams because the inside of the sleeves show when wearing the top.

SA Harlow Top

I was relieved that the sleeves did not get in the way of eating, drinking, etc. I noticed that when I was using my arms the sleeves tended to fold back on themselves. The fabric is polyester crepe purchased at Fabrix in San Francisco.


I cut 1.5 inches off the bottom front to create a slight high-low hem.




My fashion photographer always makes me laugh while we’re taking pictures. I normally reject the pictures where I’m cracking up but I figured this was a good way to end my last blog post of the year.

As the New Year approaches I want to take this opportunity to wish you a New Year full of joy, peace and good health. May you be inspired to create and experience success in all of your projects.


10 thoughts on “Vogue 9204 / Style Arc Harlow Top – Frankenpattern

  1. It’s perfect! Very stylish and classy. I love your laughing picture, too! Thank you for all of the inspiration in 2017; I look forward to seeing what you sew in 2018. Happy new year!

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