Monday, November 16, 2009
Sweater Coat using the Jalie City Coat pattern
When you look at the sleeves, you can see vertical draglines that indicate a somewhat flat sleeve cap with very little ease in the sleeve head. A stretch fabric (as in a woven with lycra) can be difficult to ease, so this is a good thing.
And if you wanted to sew a raincoat- that fabric will be even less willing to ease in as you set the sleeve, so I think this pattern would work pretty well for a raincoat fabric- and I intend to give it a try at some point to see if my expectations hold true.
For now I am using this pattern to sew a sweater coat. I just like the lines. I think it will be a great cropped shorter for a casual jean jacket, too.