Marsala Linen Adeline

StyleArc Adeline Marsala Linen 2

This Adeline Dress is made from lovely marsala linen from The Fabric Store.

Nice fabric is generally a little on the expensive side (you get what you pay for), but the Adeline can be made from 2 metres of fabric. That’s pretty rare in plus size sewing. So rare it probably explains why there are 4 of these in my closet (and counting)!

StyleArc Adeline Marsala Linen

Check out these lovely versions from Meg, and Lara of Thornberry (I also love this amazing version made for her mum).

Size details: I sewed this in a straight size 22, and had originally planned on sizing down. However, the hem makes it quite difficult to get in and out of cars with much grace, so I wouldn’t want any less fabric around the bottom

Adeline in Scribble Rayon

StyleArc Adeline in Rayon 2

It was love at first sight with this scribble rayon fabric from The Fabric Store. I took it home not knowing that it would become an Adeline Dress.

Fortunately I had enough fabric remaining that I could also make a Peppermint Magazine Peplum!

Style Arc Adeline Rayon

I didn’t bother putting pockets in this dress, which always annoys me. However, since the rayon fabric has tightened with each wash, shrinking down the dress, there’s not substantially less room available inside the dress for the in-seam pockets that I would have added, so I suppose that’s a win.

Papercut Kochi Silk

I was originally inspired to make the Adeline after seeing some gorgeous versions from Meg, and Lara of Thornberry (I also love this amazing version made for her mum).

Size details: I sewed this in a straight size 22, and had originally planned on sizing down. However, the hem makes it quite difficult to get in and out of cars with much grace, so I wouldn’t want any less fabric around the bottom

Ethel Designer Top

Style Arc Ethel Top Cotton 2

These Ethel Designer Top from StyleArc (which I purchased as a set) isn’t something that I wear all that often.

I made the top well before I’d sewn any high-waisted pants, so it was a touch too short for me to enjoy wearing it with my jeans, and so it got pushed to the back of the cupboard for almost 2 years.

Style Arc Ethel Top Cotton

I’ve since discovered that the top works with a lot of my me-made clothes, and so I’m planning another version in delicious linen.


Sizing Details: I made this up in a straight size 22 and don’t think I’d ever bother grading since there are so many bits.

Ethel Designer Pants

Style Arc Ethel Pants Cotton

These Ethel Designer Pant from StyleArc (which I purchased as a set) sat in my ‘almost finished’ sewing box for over a year, after I deemed them not very successful.

After some unsuccessful purchases from them (back when they didn’t include finished garment measurements), I try to be quite savvy about picking patterns where it doesn’t matter that I need to grade at least a couple of sizes between my top and bottom.

Style Arc Ethel Pants in Linen

I’m not sure what these pants are made of (it’s a kind of silky feeling cotton twill-ish thing from a store without a website), but they’re glorious. The fabric feels delicious and has a decent heft to it. I wish I knew what it was so that I could buy more (in the unlikely instance that they’re still stocking the same mysterious fabric 2 years later).

Style Arc Ethel Pants Cotton 2

I threw the pattern for these out in a huff (most likely the paper got fed to the worms), but I really wish I hadn’t been so hasty. The pockets on these are glorious, and I really just need to shorten the elastic so that they stay up better. Realistically, I’ll probably just keep wearing them exactly as they are.


Sizing Details: I made these up in a straight size 24 but would give size 22 a go if I make these again.

Pineapple Adeline Dress

StyleArc Adeline Linen 2

This was my first StyleArcAdeline, in a lovely black linen with a not-quite-evenly-printed pineapple pattern in white.

I was inspired to make this after seeing some gorgeous versions from Meg, and Lara of Thornberry (I also love this amazing version made by Lara for her mum).

Style Arc Adeline Linen pocket

I managed some ok pattern matching on one side of one of the pockets, but didn’t manage to blend the other pocket in quite so well. I actually love the pockets on this particular version of the dress though, so I think when I make it again (my 5th Adeline), I’ll definitely add the patch pockets back on!

StyleArc Adeline Linen

Size Details: I sewed this in a straight size 22 and am pictured here with a 47″ bust and 54″ hips. I planned on sizing down for subsequent versions but the hem makes it quite difficult to get in and out of cars with much grace, so I wouldn’t want any less fabric around the bottom