One thing I love about Project #SewMyStyle2018 is reveal day! Even though I follow your progress throughout the month (by following #sewmystyle2018 on Instagram and scrolling through our Facebook group), it’s still so fun to have a big reveal with everyone else. This month you’ve already gotten a pretty good view of my Estelle Ponte Jacket, thanks to my sewalong. Still, I wanted to do an official blog post reveal for posterity, and to show off a few more photos!
The Estelle Ponte Jacket
Fabric and Sizing
My Estelle Ponte Jacket is made out of a wool-look knit from JOANN. It’s the same fabric I used for my NYE coat, actually! I absolutely love this fabric. It’s on discount at my store, since it’s a fall fabric, so hurry to your local JOANN and grab some if you’re interested.
I intended to make my Estelle in a size 8. However, I made a newbie mistake and printed the pattern at the wrong scale! Way to go, self. This really affected the way I would have made #sewingtall changes. To give you an idea, though, I planned on adding 2″ to the sleeves and no length to the body. After printing at 113%, I ended up taking OFF some sleeve length. I did not adjust the length in the body. I feel a little overwhelmed by all the fabric, and will probably end up going back and taking the sides and sleeves in.
Sewing the Estelle
Uh… well, there’s not a lot here that I can say without rehashing the sewalong. Almost nothing, really!
To hit the major points, though, the Estelle is super easy. The collar is a little tricky to attach but you can fudge your way through it. I recommend a twin needle if you don’t have a serger. Don’t feel obligated to finish raw edges!
And now: a few more gratuitous Estelle Ponte Jacket photos.
I love my Estelle Ponte Jacket — it’s seriously like wearing a cozy robe in public. Whether you chose to make the Estelle or the Rumana, I hope you love yours too! Next month’s garment is the Kalle Shirtdress from Closet Case Patterns. My love for the Kalle is no secret, so I’m really looking forward to sharing some amazing hacks with you!
I’m trying out a linkup for any post you’ve written about the Rumana Coat or the Estelle Ponte Jacket. Wouldn’t it be great if all our posts from #SewMyStyle2018 were resources for future sewists working on the same projects?! If you’d like, drop a link to your blog post (by March 28) using the button below. If this seems like something people enjoy, I’ll continue doing it!