A brilliant top

A review of Style Arc Raph Knit Polo Top

Reviewed by Gillian Airey on 19th May, 2023

I love Style Arc patterns – admittedly they are not for the faint-hearted sewist with written instructions taking precedent over diagrams. However, in their favour they are a great fit for me. There’s always one point in the construction of a Style Arc garment that exemplifies the Pareto principle (20% of the job takes 80% of the time) and for me it was the bottom of the tabs – but having said that patience, a cool head and a cup of Darjeeling generally sees you through.

My first version of the Raph top was a relatively fine waffle knit jersey and it looks fab! I think the top can be dressed up or down and I love it so much there’s a second one ready to make up waiting by my sewing machine.

Please don’t be put off from Style Arc patterns their designs are timeless, well designed and a joy to wear.