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Self Drafted Sweatshirt Fleece Jacket

Added Jan 24, 2012

by dixiediy

Austin, Texas, U...

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Description

This jacket was self drafted and pieced together with as many big pieces of this heather gray sweatshirt fleece that I had leftover from old projects. The jacket was really a test in “making it work” as I changed many design elements based on the amount of fabric I had available (like making the extra long cuffs with buttons).

The jacket even has little pockets in the front which were way too confusing to sew but I’m glad I did because they make the jacket more functional.

I was originally inspired by a friend’s sweatshirt fleece blazer but in the end mine looked completely different. I like that it’s comfy and I didn’t have to do much fitting because it is a knit but it still looks nice enough to be considered a blazer.

I wrote more about it on my blog

Material Notes

sweatshirt fleece, buttons

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Jacket/Blazer
Material
Knits/Jersey

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    Jan 25, 2012, 08.50 PMby dixiediy

    Thanks everyone! I’m glad you like it :)

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    Jan 25, 2012, 02.38 AMby Shona Roon

    This is awesome. I’d buy it in a store any day! Looks really comfy too.

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    Jan 24, 2012, 12.58 PMby tessi

    This is very stylish…….nice job!

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    Jan 24, 2012, 10.03 AMby libra-s

    Love your design!!

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    Jan 24, 2012, 07.04 AMby monikapullerits

    Buttoned sleeves on a fleece jacket: what a greta idea! Makes a difference in an ordinary piece.

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    Jan 24, 2012, 01.57 AMby schnui

    The challenge that you set yourself to make this jacket is wonderful. I really like what you have achieved. Well done.

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