I can't believe I didn't post this sooner - it's been on the bloggy backlog for too long! I put my hand up to test Hey June Handmade's Evergreen Jacket back in February.
This was perfect timing for me as my old winter coat is looking very shabby. I originally wanted to make a copy of it, but since moving to warmer climes that probably isn't a good idea as it wouldn't get much wear. My version of the Evergreen Jacket is a great lighter weight option instead:
The Evergreen is an asymmetrical "biker" jacket with ribbed cuffs and waistband. I had to put "biker" in air quotes, because it seemed odd any other way, given the semi-floral print I used :)
The pattern is designed for stretch fabrics and can be made in anything from sweatshirt fleece to a woven (assuming you are careful about sizing appropriately). I really want to make another in a ponte, though I feel like even that might be too warm for Sydney...
I used a cotton sateen (from Spotlight again!) which had a fairly minimal stretch. I think the recommendation was no less than 10%, though the advice was there to size up and go for a woven if that was your preference. As my fabric did have some stretch I got away with sticking to size, though I wouldn't have been able to if I wanted to wear big jumpers underneath or similar.
I made this a while ago but don't recall anything confusing or off in the instructions or construction. I did muck up and miss the step where you interface the collar, so mine is a little floppy but otherwise I like this jacket! It's not lined, though that probably suits me as I wanted to keep it light. I am planning to go back and bind the seams inside so it looks pretty, given I think I might get some wear out of this one.
The only thing I would change if I made this again would be to add a little to the length, but as I am nearly 6 foot this would be a me-thing and not a comment on the pattern itself. The size range of the pattern wasn't remarkable (I was near the top end) which is about standard for most.
I leave you with a rather disturbing picture in which I look like either I know all your secrets, or I am about to calmly murder you. You decide which...
Nice jacket though :)