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|Reviewed by:||SewRuth|| |
|Posted on:||3/14/14 12:27 PM |
StyleArc Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Review Rating:|| Helpful by 2 people Very Helpful by 16 people |
|Fabric:||Faux Leather [See other projects in this fabric]|
|Pattern Description: |
On trend motor-bike jacket; asymmetrical open-ended zip closure at front; zippered front pockets, zips on two-piece sleeves; optional quilting or contrast upper sleeve and shoulder yokes.
StyleArc sell patterns per actual size, not multi-sized so check their website for your measurements. This is an Australian company and I think a size 12 in Aussie is different to a UK 12 and a US 12. I bought a 12. But the seam allowances are only 1cm.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Sketches and drawings only on the envelope so I went with others' reviews and photos on the web - yeah, it's not bad but see alterations below.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
No. Once again, go to StyleArc's website for a 'translation' for some sewing terms used.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the finished jacket - really. I liked the new techniques I learned and I liked figuring out the construction.
Faux leather, otherwise known as vinyl. Great because it didn't fray and stretches a bit but couldn't use pins (except in seam allowances) and once a seam was sewed it couldn't be ripped out - the holes would show.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Aus 12 is a bit big for me so I sewed up the jacket with the usual 1.5cm (5/8") seam allowance. I also sewed the side seams last and took these in at the waist to create a more fitted and shapely jacket. Some moto jackets look boxy to me and I wanted a more feminine look to mine.
I quilted the sleeve tops and shoulder yokes using wadding and a bit of cotton backing. See CoreCouture blog for tips on doing this.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
2m of fabric and a piece of suede already ordered!
I would recommend this pattern but it is difficult.
Just brilliant! For more pics go Click Here
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