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.