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Pattern Reviews> StyleArc> Ziggi Jacket (Ziggi Biker Jacket)

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Posted on:3/14/14 12:27 PM
Project Photo:StyleArc: Ziggi Jacket by SewRuth

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Pattern Photo:StyleArc Ziggi Jacket
StyleArc Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people    Very Helpful by 16 people   
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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.
Pattern Sizing:
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.
Fabric Used:
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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MrsCharisma said...
It looks gorgeous! So well sewn and just looks fun to wear!
3/14/14 12:44 PM
Elke said...
Great looking jacket and looks fabulous on you!
3/14/14 1:00 PM
karen n said...
This looks amazing! I am obsessing over biker jackets now and ordered the Kwik Sew. I hope I like it as well as yours!
3/14/14 1:08 PM
detroy said...
Wow, that is one gorgeous jacket! Great job!
3/14/14 1:23 PM
Karla Kizer said...
I am SO impressed. I love that pattern and your workmanship and color choice did nothing but make it even better. Congratulations!
3/14/14 1:24 PM
Speech girl said...
Very stylish!
3/14/14 1:24 PM
Jstarr4250 said...
Absolutely stunning! Such a helpful tip to sew up the side seams last. May I ask if you added the lining and if not, how you finished the seams? I'm itching to make this jacket!
3/14/14 1:54 PM
elleno said...
Wow..this is really cool!! Nice work, it looks beautiful on you.
3/14/14 2:04 PM
ArtAttack said...
Awesome!! Guys on Harley's are going to be stopping you on the street! Love it!
3/14/14 2:11 PM
L Bell said...
Fantastic Job! Looks great
3/14/14 2:11 PM
michellep74 said...
Gorgeous jacket!
3/14/14 2:13 PM
CissieW said...
I want this jacket!!! Intermediate??? I don't think so. Great job!
3/14/14 2:16 PM
RadarRadiance said...
What a fantastic look and piece of art, it is beautiful and looks fantastic on you!
3/14/14 2:31 PM
ISewedIt said...
Incredible job! I hope to have the skills to do this by the Fall.
3/14/14 2:34 PM
Jrhee said...
So awesome - did you also shorten it a bit?
3/14/14 2:50 PM
PattyE said...
Great jacket!
3/14/14 3:36 PM
slmstyle said...
Great job on this jacket! I really like your quilting insets!
3/14/14 4:32 PM
lauraborealis said...
Completely in awe of the work you did on this jacket... it looks so professional and perfect!
3/14/14 4:58 PM
Sew4Fun said...
Love it!!
3/14/14 5:04 PM
sunnysewer said...
fantastic, love the color.
3/14/14 5:39 PM
DaisyEsq said...
3/14/14 5:46 PM
Skye said...
3/14/14 5:48 PM
Danmar said...
I am in awe! What a great looking jacket!
3/14/14 6:18 PM
carrie18584 said...
Phenomenal jacket!!!
3/14/14 6:45 PM
chenille said...
Yowza! and thanks for the link - I have this pattern and it will come in handy when I'm ready to sew
3/14/14 7:03 PM
SewWil said...
Amazing jacket!!! Great job.
3/14/14 7:55 PM
Barbara V said...
This is gorgeous. The style, fit and details turned out beautifully and look so wonderful on you. Congratulations!!!!!
3/14/14 8:32 PM
sfshaza said...
A beautiful version of this jacket, Ruth!
3/14/14 9:35 PM
carolynw said...
OMGoodness - this is absolutely perfect. Really Great work
3/14/14 10:51 PM
SewLibra said...
Love, love, love everything about it! What a wonderful color and fit. Just perfect!
3/15/14 1:51 AM
pammieh said...
I love it -- fantastic!!
3/15/14 3:34 AM
SewRuth said...
Ladies, thank you so much for taking the time to offer such complimentary comments. The pattern comes with pieces for the lining which is just as well as the inside of mine is a total mess! The instructions go for a bagged lining - which I just about managed to pull off (if you don't look too closely at the front edges!). I didn't shorten the jacket intentionally but maybe my bagged lining pulled the hem up a bit??
3/15/14 5:08 AM
nancyc said...
Wow, I love it! You have inspired me-thanks!
3/15/14 6:27 AM
JDpenelope said...
StyleArc owes you a commission! Fabulous. Quilting on sleeve tops is special as are so many details.
3/15/14 6:27 AM
caper81 said...
What a gorgeous jacket! Wow, I'm so smitten with it:) You did such an amazing sewing job on this beauty! Love the colour too:)
3/15/14 6:47 AM
clotheshorse said...
Great job and the colour looks terrific on you!
3/15/14 9:05 AM
Lori V said...
This is just amazingly gorgeous.
3/15/14 9:09 AM
Danvillegirl said...
Wow! Great looking moto jacket. Looks great on you; good color as well for you. Very helpful review
3/15/14 9:31 AM
Andsewforth said...
What a stunning jacket. One of the most flattering & beautifully constructed moto jackets I've seen. Thanks for sharing.
3/15/14 10:12 AM
becca a said...
This jacket is gorgeous! Your sewing is fantastic, and the fit looks perfect.
3/15/14 10:19 AM
Hilary said...
This is a fantastic jacket!! The fit looks absolutely perfect, and I love the quilted upper arms. This looks so professional. Nicely done!
3/15/14 12:59 PM
Kay Y said...
You win! This is absolutely fabulous, and suits you to a T. I am so close to falling off the StyleArc cliff...
3/15/14 4:49 PM
Olivia Sews said...
Amazing!! What a perfect jacket! The bagging technique is great. I went to West Valley College so you took me down memory lane with that video!
3/16/14 1:24 AM
beanchor said...
3/16/14 3:57 PM
Maree P said...
Absolutely stunning jacket...a classic piece you will wear time and time again.
3/17/14 1:09 AM
pdiddly said...
Now Ruth you are responsible for making buy this pattern - waiting for it to arrive - love it
3/18/14 4:44 AM
pdiddly said...
Now Ruth you are responsible for making buy this pattern - waiting for it to arrive - love it
3/18/14 4:44 AM
Lynmarie said...
Fabulous looking jacket, amazing work !
3/18/14 5:59 AM
Al Johnson said...
Very sharp indeed!
3/19/14 11:40 PM
skae said...
I'm gonna have to get started on my ziggy I have some leather that I like to make over into a new one. Love you jacket you did a great job.
3/23/14 1:45 PM
sewmaris said...
You rocked it Ruth!!!
4/4/14 0:32 AM
Dilliander said...
Wow, fabulous Ruth!
4/5/14 7:16 PM
Sew Good said...
Wow! Speechless
4/6/14 1:59 AM
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