Cyd top and Wallis pants

Cyd top and Wallis pants Cyd top and Wallis pants

Cyd top
Cyd top / picture from Style Arc website

Another couple of Style Arc patterns! The first one is Cyd top, a peplum top with asymmetric seam lines across the front, front pleats, cap sleeves, and invisible zip on the center back. You can also make it without sleeves, or make the dress version using the Addison dress pattern.

My alterations for the top are adding 2 cm around the waistline, shortening the bodice across the armhole 1 cm (and alter the sleeves accordingly), shortening the bodice around the waist 2.5 cm, and swayback adjustment 1 cm.

This cotton twill with black and white abstract shape print was from my stash as i wanted to use them up. The print is actually okay but I kinda regret using the fabric for this top. I think it is better to use fabric in solid color to showcase the interesting seamlines and front pleats. Well, maybe next time… but there are too many patterns to make!

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Wallis pants / picture from Style Arc website
Wallis pants / picture from Style Arc website

The pants are Wallis pants, the side seamlines are quite interesting as they are curved toward the front. The pants have elastic waist and skinny legs. The suggested fabric is ponte but I made mine with stretch velvet and they turned out fine.

My alterations are adding 0.5 cm to each side of the waistline (total 2 cm), shortening the rise 1 cm, and shortening the legs 2 cm above the knee and 2 cm below the knee.

The pants were finished using overlocker except for the topstitching on the curved side seam lines. I still have no idea about about pants fitting but this pair is so comfortable, I have been wearing them a lot this week!

Cyd top and Wallis pants Cyd top and Wallis pants

Pattern is Cyd top and Wallis pants by Style Arc, both in size 6.


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  • Lia Purishanti

    Novita? Orang Indonesia?
    Wow.. love your job somuch, kalau kita dekat, pengen deh berguru 🙂

  • Beautiful! I really love that top and the pants are a great basic. I just made my first couple Style Arc patterns, and I find them strangely satisfying.

  • Amy

    I really love what you did with this pattern… gorgeous fabric. This seems like a great top that can span all seasons and either go casual or dressed up. I love those kind of pieces!

  • This outfit is so cute on you! I haven’t tried any of the StyleArc patterns yet but they seem to have some really interesting designs!

  • Ooh, this top is CUTE on you! Love it!!!

  • Oh I’m so super glad you’ve sewn up the Cyd top! I’ve been obsessed with it ever since it came up on the Style Arc website… such fabulous lines. It looks really flattering on you!
    Loving those Wallis pants also… again more fabulous seam lines. Looking super stylish (nothing new there though) !

  • Another couple of gorgeous makes, Novita!! I really love the Cyd top – those seamlines are super interesting, and I could really see it making a gorgeous dress. I just got my first Style Arc patterns yesterday and I am itching to make it up!! It’s definitely one of the more complicated patterns I’ve ever made, but I feel like the finished look of these patterns is just so professional! Anyway – well done! And thanks for inspiring me!

  • The top looks so cute!

  • So Cute!

  • Joyce H.

    I looooove this outfit. You are looking so cute here with these clothes and that hair!

  • Both items look amazing. I keep on seeing garments made from ARC patterns. I should really give it a try!

  • Really lovely – both of them. Love the top & the material. They both fit so well too. Great job!

  • love this outfit on you! the fabric for the top looks like it would have been a real hassle to print match, but you did a stellar job. really loving the pants too, the side seam is such a nice detail!

  • I’ve never tried a style arc pattern but this looks great on you. I may need to give them a try.

  • This makes me want to go get a couple of Style Arc patterns right now! Love the pants and the fabric choice for the top is fantastic.

  • Gorgeous outfit!! I especially love the top, it really suits you and you look so pretty in it. I know what you mean about the print, but it made one beautiful top as well!

  • What a Fab ensemble


  • The lines of both the top & your trousers are lovely! I really like the fabric you’ve chosen for the top & am so enjoying all your recent posts of separates. I love your sandals too – what make are they?

    • Thank you! The sandals are Worishofer, I bought them from They are very comfortable! I have three pairs in different colors 😛

  • Gorgeous outfit for a gorgeous woman! Think you have tempted me into buying that top pattern :-). I think that fabric makes the top really eye catching and they are perfect together!

  • Absolutly fabulouos! I love this top – together with the pants makes perfect outfit! The cut lines at the top front are very nice. I have to check this pants patterns. I like the cut lines.

  • Wow, you must be FAST because this pattern just came out. I don’t even get them in the mail this fast! I love the fabrics, but it would be great in a solid too…

  • Gorgeous outfit! The fit of the top is amazing!

  • Novita,

    This top is really cute on you. The fabric pattern is pretty. I’m thinking of making the simple Polly top from By Hand London. I made a dress last summer inspired by your purple one with the raw sleeve hems where you are wearing the white hat. I never posted it on my blog b/c I never took a great picture with it. I will try to post a pic to your Flickr group when I wear it again this summer.

    I’m loving your elastic waistband pants you’ve been making. I just won’t wear much that isn’t super comfy these days. My skinny jeans are not getting as much wear as they used to!