Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Fleece Jacket - Simplicity 2482

Here is the jacket that I finished this jacket last weekend, and just so that you know, I was going to take photos outdoors, but as it was -25c outside (-34c with the windchill.  Seriously, who cares about another 9c when it is this cold??!), I thought that I would just show you outdoors, and take the photos indoors!!


Brrrr!

Now, onto the jacket details!  I used Simplicity 2482, a simple dressing gown/jacket pattern.  I liked the high collar, zippered opening and big pockets.  I used some fleece that I bought in the sales on New Years' Day - about $7/m, and it used less than suggested on the envelope.



I wanted to share a quick photo of how I marked the location for the pockets on the jacket fronts - as the fleece is so thick, tailors tacks would be hard to add accurately, so I used thread to mark the corners:


It actually worked out really well, and the pockets went on very easily.





I know that the color of the fleece is a bit 'blah', but it will work really well as a neutral - look how great it is with these scarves I made.



The only changes I made to the pattern were to shorten the length by a couple of inches (I think that I must have bought a slightly shorter zip that I should have), and I used 'fold over' Lycra edging for the cuffs and bottom of the jacket - I used black, and I think it ties in nicely with the zip.

If you would like to see the PatternReview - take a look here!

13 comments :

  1. With all that snow and chilly air about there is no way you will be taking this warm jacket off! A great background colour to those gorgeous scarves ... stay warm ... J

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  2. Wow, I like your jacket, but the bright blue scarf goes beautifully with your eyes.

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  3. Great jacket and I am sure it will keep you warm. Didn't get a chance to comment on your pants in the last blog. That second pair in particular really fits you well. The scarves do bring out the blue in your eyes as Rose mentioned. There is also something that makes you look different in your last couple of posts. Not sure what it is, longer hair? Lighter hair? Not sure but you are looking great.

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  4. I have a fleece jacket in the queue that is the same blah colour. Blah, yes, but works so well with everything, almost any colour looks good with it. I call it greige.

    The sad thing about your weather, is that this jacket would only be good as a layer, right? Stay warm.

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  5. Your jacket looks lovely and cozy in this freezing weather. I love the second scarf, it looks fabulous with your colouring!

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  6. I live in fleece during the winter. The jacket is great on its own, but paired with the scarves, beautiful!

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  7. Smart lady to photo the outside, and take your photos inside..eeeeh it is cold!!1
    Love your fleece jacket.. I would never have guessed that the pattern would look like that. Great job..and the scarf looks beautiful with it.

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  8. Love neutral colors--and the scarves! Also love the zip--that and the trim make this a really smart look

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  9. Now I actually really love the colour :) It does look great with the scarves and brings out your eye colour too! Also, looks like you will be needing your fleece for some time to come! Stay warm!

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  10. It looks very warm and cozy. Your scarves add a nice pop! Well done. ~Teri

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  11. Very nice and it looks so snuggly! Love the scarves!

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  12. Those scarves are so cute! I love the bright colors. Very clever trick for marking the pocket locations. I have a fleece robe project coming up and I will have to use that idea.

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  13. Its a great jacket and like you said the scarves add such personality to the jacket. Glad you spent your time inside sewing!

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