The instructions on a Style Arc pattern sometimes have me scratching my head. Luckily there was a drawing on one of the sheets that showed how it looked just putting the front and back together. This was great. The fronts of the jacket are completely faced with the same pattern piece as the actual fronts as well as the neckline. As per instructions, I sewed the facings to the side seams and this worked out very well.
In the first photo you will see how my zipper lays FLAT! I had seen pictures of this jacket where the zipper was waving in the breeze and it didn’t look good. I stabilized the edge of the fabric before I put in the zipper and I had no problems. I love my zipper – it’s a Riri zipper in dark gray with copper teeth and it’s my favorite thing about this jacket.
The neck drapes and is held by a snap on the inside of the jacket. I’m not a big fan of this and if I do it again I would find another way to secure the left front inside the right front. For now, it’s good.
Because of the double knit fabric and the double fronts, this would be a warm jacket in spring and fall. It would be too hot in the summer, unless you’re way up north. I would probably wear this over a tee-shirt even now. It’s in the 50s here.
What do I like about it? It fits and I love my zipper. What don’t I like about it? It’s black. I’m sallow-skinned with dark hair and I don’t wear a lot of black around my face. I would pair this with a different colored tee and it will look great. You can also wear it open and it looks like a nice waterfall cardigan.
Would I do this again? Probably not. I like it but I can’t see the need for more than one of these and I have a ton of other things I want to make.