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Style Arc Mason jacket

One of Style Arc’s recent offerings was the Mason jacket.  From the pattern page:

MASON KNIT JACKET: This knee length Ponte knit jacket is given a fresh look with an interesting shawl collar, and large patch pockets , braid or bind the edges or just leave them raw. A truly staple piece for your wardrobe.

FABRIC SUGGESTION & DESCRIPTION: Ponte, boiled wool

Style Arc Mason jacket in vintage wool from Rathdowne Fabrics edged in linen ribbon from Darn Cheap Fabrics

I didn’t use ponte. As one of the suggested fabrics was boiled wool, I figured that this vintage woven wool would possibly work out alright. It came from Rathdowne Fabrics. I adore the colour and the weave. It’s suit weight rather than coat weight.

Style Arc Mason jacket in vintage wool from Rathdowne Fabrics edged in linen ribbon from Darn Cheap Fabrics

I sewed size 12 without alteration. Most seams were sewn on the overlocker. I flat felled the centre back neck seam, as it is exposed when the collar is turned back. Sadly my photographer failed to tell me that my collar was wonky for these pictures.

Style Arc Mason jacket in vintage wool from Rathdowne Fabrics edged in linen ribbon from Darn Cheap Fabrics

I bound the edges with linen ribbon from Darn Cheap Fabrics. I folded it in half lengthwise and ironed it flat, then encased the edge of the fabric in it and topstitched it in place. I had to fiddle a bit to get the corners neat, but it has all worked out okay. After consultation with Instagram I left off the pockets that are part of the design.  And yes, the wool wrinkles.  I had been wearing the jacket for a few hours before these photos were taken.

Style Arc Mason jacket in vintage wool from Rathdowne Fabrics edged in linen ribbon from Darn Cheap Fabrics

I wore it with a silk scarf that I “made” from a remnant I discovered in the Darn Cheap Fabrics remnant bin. All I did was pull a couple of threads from selvage to selvage to make sure that the edges were straight, then allowed them to fray a little. No sewing involved – the perfect lazy project. And silk feels so nice next to the skin – and it is surprisingly warm!

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7 thoughts on “Style Arc Mason jacket

  1. I really love this on you. When I saw it on the Style Arc website I had some very strong concerns that it would look a bit like a dressing gown on me but I’m very tempted now to get it and give it a go.

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