Estelle Ponte Jacket by Style Arc

The Estelle Ponte Jacket by Style Arc was one of the patterns for February for the Sew My Style Challenge.  I made mine using a soft knit fabric in off white I picked up at Joann’s.

ESTELLE-JACKET

When I purchased the pattern for the jacket I spent some time looking around the Style Arc website and I fell in love.  They have so many awesome patterns that I need in my life.  The bonus is you get a free pattern when you purchase a pdf pattern on their site.  The free pattern choice changes every month so make sure you check on the first to see what your options are.  When I bought the jacket pattern I received a pattern for some cute leggings.  After I completed the jacket I loved how it worked up, and the instructions they used so I went on a bit of a spree.  I bought the High Streets and Coffee pattern bundle, another pair of pants and a tunic dress.  I am going to be wearing their patterns forever!

IMG_1437 (2)Pattern Notes

It took me a couple of hours to get the pdf pattern together (just like every other one you will buy) and get the fabric cut out.  Once I started sewing I had the jacket completed in less than an hour.  There are only 9 seams in this pattern and 4 of them are only a few inches each.  It took me longer to press the seams than anything.  Now that I have it figured out I am thinking of making one in a red for the holidays this year.

I left out the top stitching on the shoulder seams and the pockets.  I know they can be awesome but when I wear a loose jacket like this I would just get upset with the pockets flopping around loose inside.

I need to trim the sleeves a bit shorter.  I made them exactly like the pattern but they are about 5 inches to long for me.  Bear in mind I am only 5′ 3″ on a good day so most sleeves are to long for me.  I recommend you make it and see if you need to alter the sleeve length after because the shoulder seam falls below the shoulder mark.

Pattern Issues

I had some trouble with the shoulder seams.  I didn’t understand that the center part of the shoulders was sewn separately and had to unstitch it and then start over.  I am pretty sure I just read it wrong, but when I did it in the sections as told it went together easy.

Pattern Tips

3996683267_a173491cdfMake sure to mark the notches for the sleeves.  The sleeve tops are not symmetrical, you need the notches to mark up which side is the back.

 

 

 

 

Estelle Ponte Jacket

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