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StyleARC Marie jacket – again

My first attempt at the StyleARC Marie jacket was always intended as a wearable muslin.  I actually made notes about how I’d change the construction order when I was making it, and it was much simpler when I sewed it up the second time around!

StyleARC Marie jacket

The fabric is a textured light ponte from Darn Cheap Fabrics. Because of the texture it was slightly challenging to work with in places, but putting a new needle into the sewing machine and basting and using vliesofix tape occasionally seemed to do the trick. I used a 45 cm long chunky separating zipper, remembering to fuse it in place before stitching it. None of the front princess seam topstitching was done until the facings had been attached, and I did remember to finish the entire facing edge before attaching it to the rest of the garment

.StyleARC Marie jacket
This is a relaxed jacket, but the topstitching and seams take it up a notch. I didn’t alter the length or make any changes to the shaping – boxy is okay for me. It can be worn open, but I tend to wear it zipped closed.

StyleARC Marie jacket

Anne noted that the new StyleARC Harper jacket pattern is a little like the Marie jacket, except simpler. I have a mesop jacket in the same style as the Harper, and it gets frequent wear.  Something for me to remember for a future order, maybe!  By the way, I think that Anne is a queen of StyleARC patterns – she has made a huge number of them, so if you’d like to see some of the designs photographed on another person instead of as pattern illustrations, pop over to her blog.

StyleARC Marie jacket

4 thoughts on “StyleARC Marie jacket – again

  1. Oh darn…another Style Arc pattern I’m going to have to add to the list ;). I really like how this looks closed, and it looks like it has more potential for waist shaping than the Harper offers.

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