A fellow reviewer at SPR made this in white and I decided right then and there to order the pattern...even though I had to get it from Australia!
Just look at those design lines!
I love the softness around the neckline that cascades down the front.
Here is a description from the pattern: Beautifully seamed at the back, this is an unstructured jacket that has a flowing open cut front falling from the back collar stand.
The shaped hem bands and two piece sleeves give this jacket a tailored feel but it is simple enough to make in an afternoon.
This pattern is rated by StyleArc as medium to challenging.
I used a mini-plaid rayon stretch suiting from Fabric Mart. The fabric is really awesome to work with and the stretch makes it comfortable and drapey! Pretty much perfect for this type of jacket.
Everyone who's sewn a StyleArc knows the directions are basically a blueprint for construction steps. This pattern is no exception and there is one drawing that shows how the facing is turned out at the neckline and hemline.
I am wondering about the sleeves with this pattern. They seem to not hang as nicely as I'd like despite keeping all the notches lined up exactly. Has anyone else had this issue? Check out the sleeves and let me know what you think.
It was a little difficult getting the edge where the front and front band to match up perfectly and this may be due to the order of construction. I am going to play with this for my second version to see if I can make this step easier and get better results.
Thanks for reading! I really love my new jacket! It is a perfect fall transitional piece or for a cool summer evening.