Added Nov 2, 2013
Marina Del Rey, ...
I chose a really lovey and cozy bamboo fleece from my fabric stash for this sew-along project. It’s a sweatshirt weight and so comfortable to wear. The pattern calls for quite a bit more fabric than I needed…I squeezed it out of about 3 yards. I didn’t add any seam allowance for the size small, and if I were to sew it again in a similar type fabric, I would probably take off another 5/8" all around, for a more fitted look. The sewing was super easy, and the body of the jacket came together like a dream!! I love the pockets especially; they are the perfect size and shape!! When I sewed the band to the body of the jacket though, something went a little wonky for me!! I think I should have used the grain A (instead of B, which is what I cut), especially since my fabric is a stretch. So I decided to scrap the pattern’s band and added a 4" in ruffle all around instead!! My final touches to the jacket included adding a scalloped-edge floral lace trim, a satin heart applique with lace and rosettes at back, a drawstring waist band at the natural waist, and a few hook and eye closures and satin bows down the front. I absolutely loved this pattern!! I would definitely like to make it again in a more jacket-like fabric, as the sample shows, but I know this bamboo fleece version will get a lot of use!!…It’s the perfect blend of comfort and fashion…Just thing for movie night!!
Black Bamboo/Spandex Fleece from Fabric.com
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She modified this coat wonderfully by adding length and changing the pockets and collar
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