Here is a description from the StyleArc site:
The engineered sleeve gives this gorgeous knit jacket a slim and interesting look. The collar hugs the neck and falls softly to the front. Try making it with contrast facings or contrast side panels. This will become a go to jacket, right for all occasions.
I was snoop shopping at a local department store and came across a very similarly styled jacket made of lace and a mesh-type fabric and thought--B-i-n-g-o! Now, I know what to do with the pretty lace I recently acquired from Fabric Mart!
I don't have a lot of experience sewing with lace fabrics but decided to go for it anyway. The styling is simple and I figured the lace could handle the silhouette. I think it did, what do you say?
StyleArc's directions are pretty minimal, and I had one head scratching moment based on the wording and decided to email the ladies and guess what, they got back to me just about immediately and included a photo of the instruction clarification! Talk about service! That was nice--also, did I mention I live on the other side of the planet from Australia? Impressive!
There is no interfacing or anything notion-wise that would cause a trip to purchase fabric other than perhaps you don't have fabric to use for this!
I love the slightly longer back--it is slight but doesn't look mulletish at all! My only deviation was to eliminate the pockets--it isn't that I didn't want them, I just didn't want to put them in a lace top and have show through!
The sleeves are unique in that they are two-pieces but the under-sleeve is sewn to the side panel and gives a unique shape to the garment. This tested my wavy-stripe matching ability and I did okay!
I enjoyed whipping this up and wore it to work today with denim-looking leggings and received so many compliments! I love how long this jacket is--perfect to cover all my backsides without needing to pull it down or rearrange it at all and I am 5'7"! If you are significantly shorter than this, check the measurements before cutting out.
I hope to make this in some additional heavier and lighter-weight knits! A winner of a pattern!
Thanks for reading!