Thursday, June 16, 2016

A Neutral Stylearc Harper Jacket





Every once in a while, a pattern comes along that I get very excited about and make more than I really need.  I feel Stylearc's Harper Jacket, could be one of those.  Okay I know it is one of those!  But more on that later.




I purchased the pattern in size 8 and then promptly watched my letterbox for around 10 days before it arrived.  I had high hopes!  Often my high hopes are quickly dashed but this time they were rewarded.  It was about time too, because the sewing gods had not been smiling on the projects leading up to this and certainly not on the fabric I chose as my test fabric.











I had just enough rugby knit left over from my failed McCall's jacket to whip up this jacket.  I made the jacket to the pattern but omitted the seam in the centre back.  I also folded the hem and collar twice and topstitched because the idea of leaving it raw just left me cold.



I am really happy with how this turned out.  If I had one small criticism, it has slightly too much ease for a knit jacket.    The instructions do say it can be made from a woven so the extra ease is understandable but for my next version I will bear this in mind.

As I eluded to earlier, there was not just one more of these but at last count three more.  A bit like eating chocolate, one is never enough!

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  1. Oohh, I like this, especially the option to wrap it over ones shoulder.
    Those boots are pretty dishy too.
    xx N

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    1. The drape on this jacket does fall nicely but at the same time doesn't overwhelm which is why I like it. The boots were an impulse purchase last Sunday while I was waiting to pick my son up from the movies. It was an expensive movie! I do love them though!

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    2. Having flat heels, you will get plenty of wear from them.

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  2. Lovely. It looks very similar to the Estelle jacket that I have been making recently, just a bit shorter. I did the raw edges on my Estelles (two made so far and there will be more) and I really like the look. That colour will be great for winter and as it warms up too!

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    1. Thanks Megan! Yes it is quite similar to the Estelle. I am sure the raw edges do look fine. It just takes a bit of getting my head around.

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  3. ooo, I do love a waterfall cardigan, and this is lovely! I like it in the winter white too. It looks great with your jeans :)

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    1. Thank you! I am quite smitten with this pattern. It falls into the Vogue 1247 category in my books and that is high praise.

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  4. Oh this is lovely...very similar to the Style Arc Estelle Jacket only shorter. I am currently making the Estelle jacket and I am still deciding if I will leave the edges raw.

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  5. Now that is nice! I can see this being a high rotator over jeans, skirts and dresses.

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