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|StyleArc: Marie Jacket (Marie Jacket) - Type:Coat/Jacket |
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From the website: This up to the minute jacket with interesting design lines and off centre front zip which can be worn closed or left open allowing it to fall into a wonderful front drape
6-30 (no multi size pattern)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, more or less
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The picture of the parts and how they are meant to be sewn together is very helpful. StyleArc instructions are brief, an order of construction more than detailed instructions. I'm very OK with that, I looked at the picture, the line drawing of the pattern and constructed it without looking at the instructions much.
What I like about the pattern
It was the style of the pattern and the way the neckline drapes that got my attention. I loved the assymmetrical zipper, the way it can be worn open too.
What I dislike
It's a very minor dislike this time, but the line drawing suggests a more or less horizontal side seam on the side front, but in reality it's very much slanted.
Wool with some stretch by the way it's woven.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made
I lengthened the sleeves with 2.5 cm (1 inch), a default for me with most pattern companies and I added a little to the side front side seam at hip level. Only 2 cm, as I was short of fabric. No other changes at all.
The back pattern piece had more flare than I thought it would have, which worked perfectly for my pear shaped body.
Further I used a 45 cm zipper (a default measurement here) and not the 43 cm that is called for. I had no problems inserting the zipper. I did not change the pattern for it.
Because the fabric I decided to use for this pattern was not enough, the upper side panel was cut off-grain. I did use an extra strip of interfacing for that seam to stabilize. I also stablized the seams for the zipper with a strip of Pro sheer elegance interfacing (Pam's interfacing is still the best!)
For the front facing I used a combination of fashing fabric and lining. The pattern uses the front pattern piece as facing too, but because of the amount of fabric I had I changed it to afashion fabric facing, combined with lining.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I might sew it again. I do recommend the pattern.
I love this jacket, which feels like a cardigan. Very comfortable and I especially like that you can also wear it open and then has a completely different look.
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Front, quite a windy afternoon
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