Naturally it had to have embroidery on it. The designs are from Urban Threads. The roses on the front yokes are the same as on the back pocket of my jeans, just different colours.
- The pattern says 1.2m x 148cm for sizes 6 to 18. However I had 2 metres x 148cm and I needed that full 2 metres.
- The pattern says 8 buttons required. However it takes 8 buttons down the front of the jacket, plus 2 for the packet flaps. 10 buttons in total.
- The instructions don't state what size seam allowance - they are marked on the pattern pieces. However you need to be aware that they differ. Most are 3/8", however the collar, attaching collar to neck, facing and pockets are all 1/4". As the collar meets exactly at the facing, if the collar or facing aren't sewn correctly then they won't match.
- For a jacket there is very little ease. My measurements sit between size 12 and size 14 according to the size chart on the Style Arc website. I made a size 14 and it is pretty snug. Fortunately I made it out of stretch denim, if I hadn't used a stretch it would have been too tight. I don't think I'll be able to wear a jumper under this which I sometimes would want to do. To be fair Style Arc describe it as fitted, and the Stevie jeans jacket for a looser fit.
- There are no 'real' pockets. The flaps are faux pockets. I like real pockets for carrying a tissue.