Hey friends!! I recently made the Mackenzie Blazer by Style Arc and wow, so I have thoughts. So let’s start with what drew me to this pattern….
I really liked the boxy boyfriend fit of this blazer but also noticed that not many people made this blazer and I just assumed it had to do with the welt pockets. More on that later.
I had not heard much about Style Arc but every once in a while they do appear on my Instagram ads. Let’s get into what you need for this pattern (literally):
You’ll definitely need a lot of interfacing, 3 yards of suiting or twill fabric, 8-9 1 inch buttons (more if you want to add some to your sleeves), 2 yards of lining fabric.
Here’s a few things to note about this pattern:
1. It does not come with instructions. Well, it depends on what you might consider instructions. The file had a single page with a few (unclear) directions about the jacket construction. (Highly recommend knowing how to sew a blazer before jumping into this pattern). It also didn’t come with any pictures.
2. The PDF file only comes with 3 sizes in your range. This works if the finished garment size and their general size chart were in line with each other. There is a lot of ease with this jacket – so make sure you double and triple check your sizes before spending almost $20 on 3 sizes.
3. They do have a tutorial on how to sew the double welt pocket. This was something I highly valued and was extremely useful in the process. It’s on YouTube.
I’ve made quite a few blazers but I still found this somewhat challenging because not every blazer is the same. If you really want to challenge yourself with this pattern try to watch as many blazer videos as possible – it will go a long way. There is no auto pilot with this pattern, I had to pay attention at all times – recognizing and identifying pattern pieces without much context…staying organized, all of that stuff.
Until next time, xo