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StyleArc: Ziggi Jacket (Ziggi Biker Jacket) thumbsup - Type:Coat/Jacket    printable version
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Reviewed by:sfshaza
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Posted on:12/10/13 10:12 PM
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Pattern Description: This fabulous version of the biker jacket features front angled zip closure. Interesting sleeve panels and yoke seams. Zip pockets and sleeve openings give this jacket a cutting edge look. Use your design skills to mix up the panels with a quilted top stitch or a mix of fabrics. This jacket can be made with or without lining.

Pattern Sizing: 4-30 Australian sizing. I made a size 10 based on my upper bust measurement, but I did have to tweak the fit.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? I think so!

Were the instructions easy to follow? Not particularly.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I loved the RTW styling of this jacket! The quilted shoulder yokes and upper sleeves. The back peplum. The nice fit. It's fabulous!

Fabric Used: A textured woven fabric in black. It ravels like crazy, making the narrow seam allowances tricky. (The pattern uses 3/8" seam allowances for all seams except collar and neck opening - those are 1/4" seams.)

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I had to make quite a few fit alterations, as I this was the first time I bought a Style Arc for my upper body since losing weight. I probably should have sized up to a 12, but I made the 10 work. At least the hips fit me better in the size 10. ;)

The upper sleeve has a narrow fit, as do most Style Arc patterns, so be sure to check that.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I might. I like it well enough!

Conclusion: A great jacket! The instructions are on the brief side and I had trouble understanding them. I'm an experienced sewer, so I just did it my own way. It is beautifully drafted, so I had no problems putting it together.

More about the jacket on my blog.

I also created two tutorials. One for the zippered pockets and another for the zippered sleeve hems.
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slee said...
Looks wonderful on you! I can't wait to start on mine.
12/10/13 10:17 PM
Vintagelover said...
better than RTW - super jacket.
12/10/13 10:24 PM
Dilliander said...
Great jacket and thanks for the tutorials! It looks fabulous on you!
12/10/13 10:26 PM
mhoutz said...
Wonderful! Well worth all the tweaking.
12/10/13 11:00 PM
evelynhughes said...
Well done! I have this on my list and am do happy to see it reviewed and looking so well.
12/10/13 11:46 PM
SewLibra said...
Wow, awesome jacket! You did a lot of work on this and it shows. Thanks for the tutorials!
12/11/13 0:25 AM
Judy Kski said...
Great looking jacket!
12/11/13 0:30 AM
michellep74 said...
Fabulous jacket!
12/11/13 1:20 AM
Vonnevo said...
Fabulous !!! Thank you for sharing the zipper insertion techniques :)
12/11/13 2:02 AM
Lizzie11 said...
Wow - this jacket looks amazing! You have done a great job! This is definitely on my wish list!
12/11/13 5:51 AM
Jstarr4250 said...
Gorgeous work. I've been coveting this pattern and their Lorie jacket. Wonderful fabric choice. Thanks for the tutorials, too.
12/11/13 7:25 AM
Clareew said...
Brilliant, love that lining.
12/11/13 8:25 AM
ArtAttack said...
This is totally cool! Looks great on you! Those pants are outstanding, as well!
12/11/13 9:08 AM
Rhoda K said...
Looks great!
12/11/13 10:16 AM
fauxgetaboutit said...
Looks great! Love the additional details that really make this special; quilting, pockets, zips, and lining! Fabulous! Love the pants too. Did you make those as well? If so, will you share the pattern info?
12/11/13 11:42 AM
sfshaza said...
Thanks, everyone, for your kind feedback! @fauxgetabout, yes, I made these last spring. I used the Jalie jeans pattern. You can read about it on the blog: http://communingwithfabric.blogspot.com/2013/05/hot-date-jeans.html
12/11/13 11:50 AM
HRigg said...
Terrific. Love the lining too!
12/11/13 3:50 PM
meggipeg said...
Ooooh, I've been waiting to see one of these made up and who better to make it than you! It looks brilliant and the tutorials are great.
12/11/13 4:31 PM
TJSEWS said...
Beautiful jacket! And so totally you - fabulous!
12/11/13 8:38 PM
Barbara V said...
A terrific looking jacket, sfshaza! I love the back peplum and your sensational zippers....all really great!
12/13/13 3:51 PM
Sue Parrott said...
Beautiful! I love everything about it!
12/14/13 1:52 PM
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