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Style Arc Mason Knit Jacket

This is another repeat – you can see the first Mason jacket I sewed (not in a knit though) here. This time I did as I was told and used the fabric type that the garment was designed for.

Style Arc Mason knit jacket in wool knit from The Cloth Shop

From the Style Arc website: 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.

mason-jacket

Well, I sort of followed the fabric suggestions, in that I did use a knit.  But it’s not a ponte. It’s a much thicker wool knit with a fluffy jacquard design somehow woven into it.  I bought it from The Cloth Shop on sale at the end of last winter, and stroked it wondering what it would become for some time.

Style Arc Mason knit jacket in wool knit from The Cloth Shop

It took me a while and a little help from instagram to figure out what side I would use as the right side and what side as the wrong. In the end I decided that fluffy needed to be on the outside, with the smoother “painted” look on the inside. Easier to get on an off over other clothes, I figured.

Style Arc Mason knit jacket in wool knit from The Cloth Shop

I left off the pockets, and sewed this up on the overlocker. It was super fast to assemble. My next dilemma was how to finish the edges. I’d cut the selvages off the fabric before cutting out the garment pieces, and decided to apply them to the cuff and front/collar edges. I had barely enough to work with, but the end result is still okay. If I had my time again I would have done the front edges and collar before doing the sleeve edges, which would have made it easier to lay out the pieces of selvage nicely. But I didn’t. That’s the way it goes. I just overlaid the selvedge strips and zig-zagged them in place.

Style Arc Mason knit jacket in wool knit from The Cloth Shop

When working with thicker fabrics like this one it’s important to consider the seam finish of any seams that might show. I sewed the centre back neck/collar seam on the machine so that any parts that did show would be neat and sit flat.

Style Arc Mason knit jacket in wool knit from The Cloth Shop

This is an incredibly warm garment to wear, and is comfortable as well because of the fabric type. In my view, it’s a definite success.

Style Arc Mason knit jacket in wool knit from The Cloth Shop

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22 thoughts on “Style Arc Mason Knit Jacket

  1. Love it. What wonderful fabric. And this post is so timely as I am still in bed but have plans to sew a very similar coat today. I mixed a couple of different patterns and cut it out a couple of years ago…can’t hurry these things. It is a thick grey two sided fabric from Spotlight and I cut the selvedges to do trim just like you! I have been debating in my mind how to treat the front edges where the lapel/collar turns at centre front – do I trim both sides or trim one side for the collar and the centre front the other way? Better go and play…

    1. I broke the trimming at the point where the collar turned, so trimmed one side for the collar and the centre front edges the other way. Working out exactly the right spot to break it was a little challenging!

  2. Thank you for reviewing this! I noticed it in your MMM review and knew it would be perfect for some fabric I have. It is really gorgeous. Great use of the selvedge.

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