Style Arc Issy Knit Top


I have purchased new summer patterns from the Big 4 as well as some independent pattern companies but somehow this season I’ve been sewing my old favorites more than my new ones.

I’ve been wanting to make a sleeveless Issy Knit Top ever since I made the longer sleeve version a few years ago.


This 2-way stretch knit purchased last summer was exactly what I had in mind for this pattern. The fabric has a nice drape and I knew it would do well with the side gathers. The pattern has a hi-lo hem thing going that I like.  I made my usual Style Arc size 8 without any modifications.


There’s not a lot more to say about this top. I made a new summer top and I love it. I don’t think sewing has to be any more complicated than that 😉


My previous Issy Knit Top:


Style Arc Issy


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19 thoughts on “Style Arc Issy Knit Top

  1. I love both of your tops Lucy! Now you have a spring/summer version and a fall/winter version. Yes, as you say, sewing doesn’t have to be complicated, and an easy project can be so satisfying!

  2. Beautifully sewn top and the fabric is gorgeous – I’ve never tried a 4-way stretch but now I’m inspired. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Lucy, your placement of the fabric on the pattern is fantastic — the turquoise around the neckline and the lime green accenting your waist — really a stunning top!

  4. I have two no sleeve Issys and have just recently made a long sleeve one. I have to put my thinking cap on with this pattern every time. Worth it as it is such a nice pattern. Your fabric is interesting and looks great with the white jeans.

  5. I have this pattern, but had lost enthusiasm for it. Seeing how great it looks on you has inspired me to go back to it, thanks!

  6. WOW! That fabric is perfect for that top! Love the colors. The long sleeve version is in another great print. You have such a great eye for matching fabric with the pattern styles.

  7. Hi Lucy your top is lovely. Stunning fabric. Can you tell me about your white pants. Which pattern are they? Regards Linda

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