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StyleArc: Marie Jacket (Marie Jacket) thumbsup - Type:Coat/Jacket    printable version
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Reviewed by:Sigrid.
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Posted on:1/3/14 11:42 AM
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StyleArc: Marie Jacket by Sigrid.  StyleArc: Marie Jacket by Sigrid.  
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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Pattern Description
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

Pattern Sizing
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.

Fabric Used
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.

Conclusion
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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Front closed
Front open
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Nenewhis said...
WOW. I Love this! Such a great style, thank you for reviewing this pattern, I would have never known about it! It's perfect for casual weekends and so on trend! I'll be making this one soon!
1/3/14 11:54 AM
MrsCharisma said...
Not to be dramatic but, this made me "sharply inhale" when I saw it! Oh my gosh I love it. I love everything about this jacket. I think this'll be my first SA purchase
1/3/14 12:02 PM
RoseE said...
I have this pattern but haven't had the time to start it. I was inspired by this jacket at Modcloth. This pattern comes close. The slanted side seams I like a lot. That fabric is devine. Congratulations on a beautiful jacket. http://www.modcloth.com/shop/cardigans/airport-greeting-cardigan-in-forest?SSAID=687298&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=sas&utm_campaign=687298&utm_content=422771&gate=false
1/3/14 2:04 PM
milwaukee_kelly said...
What a beautiful jacket!
1/3/14 2:42 PM
rivergum said...
Gorgeous jacket! I get an error clicking your links and can only see the main photos, but it looks fantastic. I love the idea of using a stretch fabric to increase comfort. I have not been tempted by jackets lately but this one may just tip me over the edge.
1/3/14 2:47 PM
Elke said...
Beautiful jacket and looks great on you!
1/3/14 3:44 PM
Sew4Fun said...
Lovely jacket, Sigrid! Your fabric choice really makes it.
1/3/14 3:50 PM
Mahogany Stylist said...
Excellent! Thank you for a great review.
1/3/14 3:56 PM
BeaJay said...
Your jacket is gorgeous and I love the fabric. Great job.
1/3/14 4:04 PM
SewLibra said...
Love, love this jacket! So stylish.
1/4/14 1:19 AM
Annie P said...
Gorgeous jacket, and the fabric really enhances the design. Beautifully sewn, too--a really classy jacket. (You can tell I really like it!)
1/4/14 6:12 AM
Danvillegirl said...
I like this very much. It is a unique style when zipped. I like seeing your verison instead of the pattern drawing; it definitely has my attention more seeing in "live". Great job with this.
1/4/14 9:25 AM
Rhoda K said...
Beautiful jacket - love the style.
1/4/14 9:32 AM
Amanda.Claire said...
Your jacket is awesome! I bet after this review Style Arc is not going to be able to keep it in stock. I know i really need this one now.
1/4/14 9:43 AM
Sue Parrott said...
Gosh, this is so cute! I love it. I've never tried a style arc pattern, but I believe it is now on my to do list! Thanks for the helpful review!
1/4/14 10:01 AM
becca a said...
Fantastic jacket! I love it! It is so flattering, and it looks so comfortable. I will have to make it soon--thanks for the inspiring review and photos.
1/4/14 10:44 AM
2 Airedales n Me said...
W-o-w!!! Everything about your jacket is just w-o-w. :) Seeing it open from the front shows it would also be nice without a zipper! Thanks for reviewing.
1/4/14 12:44 PM
Margaret said...
Wonderful jacket! How interesting to see a motorcycle-ish style with a bit of drape instead of in the usual stiffer fabrics/leather. Looks great on you!
1/5/14 6:48 AM
Leopard55 said...
Your jacket came out great! I've just bought my first 3 Style Arc patterns and I've been really excited to get started on them. I actually bought a ready-to-wear jacket from Aritzia in a crepe like rayon that has a very similar cut - very on-trend. Thanks for the great review.
1/19/14 1:56 AM
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