Pattern Description: A must have jacket! Zip front jacket with optional hood. Great to wear over leggings -simple and very wearable
The fabric is your choice from a wool to velvet, line it with an animal print or line the hood with faux fur for a glamous look.
Pattern Sizing:6-20. I made an 8.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? As usual with Style Arc they are sparse and more of an order of construction rather than about technique.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Likes: Makes a nice looking raincoat! I also liked how simple the style was, great if you are working with a busy print or want to add a lot of pockets. The elastic shock cord in the waist casing makes this a very comfortable jacket to wear.
Dislikes: I found it ran very small in the upper arm. Style Arc usually runs only slightly small in this area for me so this surprised me. Good thing I had enough fabric to modify the pattern and cut new sleeves! I also disliked the two piece hood, which is easy to sew but gives a pointy look. I ended up using a 3 piece hood pattern instead (the Cold Weather Hood from The Green Pepper).
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I don't have a need for another spring/summer weight coat right now, but if I did I would make it again. I would recommend it to others as long as they check the sleeve width.