Stylearc Evie Top an an unusual SBA

The Stylearc Evie top was a freebie with one of my other pattern purchases.  I thought I would sew it up to compare it with my other tank patterns. 

The last few Stylearc patterns I have sewn have benefited from SBA.  This pattern doesn't have bust darts, and I often have issues with the front neck gaping, so I tried a different approach.  I slashed from the neck down to the waistline and overlapped the pattern pieces. 

It's not a great photo, but here is the finished top.  No gaping at the neck.  This fitting technique seems to have done the trick.


  1. I don't think this is an SBA as much as it is an SSWA, small shoulder width adjustment, I have a very large bust but I have to do the same adjustment.

  2. Thats a good fit. Nice seam lines too if you wanted. I will try this for my narrow shoulders too. Like Maureen with large bust and narrow shoulders.

  3. Whatever you call it, it works. The front neck doesn't gape and it fits you really nicely through the bust. It's funny how sometimes you encounter a style and there's no "textbook" way to alter it--you just look for that fullness or tightness and do what the fabric tells you to do.

  4. Creative solution to the problem that works, so all good. I particularly like the fabric you used and the end result is lovely.


  5. That's a really smart adjustment and great fabric too.