Style Arc

Style Arc Kent Woven Tunic

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Buy the Kent Woven Tunic sewing pattern from Style Arc. This tunic features a tab front fastened by a concealed button, a shaped stand collar, and a fashionable elbow length sleeve finished with a buttoned cuff.

Note: Style Arc patterns are suited to a more confident maker. The written instructions are not illustrated at each step.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following format:

– PAPER (next working day dispatch on orders and FREE UK delivery over £50)

Suggested fabrics: Washed linen, crepe, or silk.

Fabric requirements: 148 cm (58") wide fabric - cut on the open: Sizes 4 - 12, 2.25 m (2.5 yd) // Sizes 14 - 18, 2.5 m (2.75 yd) // Sizes 20 - 30, 2.75 m (3 yd).

Sizing: 4 – 16 or 18 – 30 (approx. UK 4/6 – 16/18 or UK 18/20 – 32, based on our standardised size chart). Please also check the designer’s size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Fusible interfacing (90 cm/36" wide), 50 cm (20"); five buttons, 11.5 mm (18L).

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Clever features but confusing instructions

This is my third or fourth Style Arc pattern now so I’m getting used to the extremely brief instructions. There are useful illustrations but some slight details are inaccurate which makes it slow going to work out what’s happening. For example, the instructions for making the front tabs are in a different order to the illustrated steps, and the button hole switches sides between one picture and the next.
Style Arc always seems to use a 1cm seam allowance, with 0.6cm for ‘internal’ seams, but I found it difficult to tell which allowance to use and had to keep referring back to the pattern pieces. It would help to include the specific seam allowance size in the instructions.
The sleeve has an inside and outside layer, and quite a few steps in gathering, pleating, joining, buttonholing etc. I had to refer to the illustration on the envelope a bit because it was difficult to keep track of whether buttons should be in front of or behind the joining seams.

I also think that if I made this again I would only use interfacing on one of the layers of the collar and front tab because stitching through so many layers of interfaced fabric was really hard, even though I used very fine interfacing and light cotton lawn. I’ve bought some sharp needles to get round this problem next time.

The finished top is flattering I think and the sleeves are stylish without feeling impractical. It would work well in a more fluid fabric as well.  The back is longer than the front, almost minidress length, so I might shorten it to match the front as well.

I used the wrong side of the cotton lawn to make the design softer, which is do quite a bit.

Shortened version

The Kent Woven Tunic has so many great details. One of my favorites is the double layered sleeve. An inside smaller sleeve keeps the outside permanently voluminous. This is a size 6 which is graded to a size 8-10 over the hips. I also shortened it about 8 cm for a shirt length vs original tunic length. The fabric is a rayon with lots of drape. I had to redo my collar (slash and gather the paper pattern) to make it lie down flat on me.

 Here is a look from the back.