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All I Need Is Uggs...

Added Oct 22, 2008

by erdronen

Cincinnati, Ohio...






My MiniChallenge entry :) I found two fleece jackets at the thrift store and decided to make a vest out of them! I used the Liz Blouse pattern, cut the jackets completely apart, laid out the pieces the best I could, and made my alterations. The back center piece had to be split in two because I couldn’t fit the entire pattern piece on my fabric! I also made a fun little skirt with elastic waistband (pulled from the bottom of the gray jacket). The whole thing took me something like 12 hours! I couldn’t believe it, but all the strategic cutting and altering the pattern really took a long time. The skirt on it’s own was about 30 minutes since I used the hem from the bottom of the pullover :)

The alterations I made were as follows:

- topstitched both sides of almost every seam in order to hold down the allowances and give it a nicer look
- added cuffs onto the sleeves
- decreased the front center piece to add the gray strip in the middle
- widened the collar
- added the white band at the bottom
- added a tie for the waist
- added a ribbon to the inside neckline to help finish the rough edges

Material Notes

2 fleece pullovers/jackets, some ribbon from other projects




Garment Type


burdastyle and nikkishell for the recycle minichallenge!

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    Mar 23, 2010, 06.38 PMby patsijean

    Very clever and the results are quite cute.

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    Feb 6, 2009, 10.21 AMby hajnika

    Wow! You have a lot of great idea!I like this!I like the combination of colours.

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    Feb 2, 2009, 12.41 PMby loyl8

    OOOOO I really like this and it look warm and fashionable kind of hard to do and like me I love to reuse. Fantastic. Oh yeah thanks for the comment.

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    Dec 22, 2008, 01.09 AMby Noel Laws

    I really like this alot!!

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    Nov 18, 2008, 09.03 AMby carottesauvage

    Comfy and stylish! I want one!

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    Oct 29, 2008, 02.57 AMby krecik

    Great job girl!!!!!! you’re the one who will check up the prize!!!!!!Best regrds!!!!!

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    Oct 23, 2008, 11.54 AMby nelliethemermaid

    I can’t believe you transformed a blouse pattern into this – this is the coolest fleece top ever to exist

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    Oct 23, 2008, 11.34 AMby lalunanueva

    mmmm such a cool idea! and great pattern modification too

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    Oct 23, 2008, 10.06 AMby thewestover

    You are a total genius. I never would have thought of that!

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    Oct 23, 2008, 02.02 AMby justmica

    It’s awesome!! Very cool, great idea!!

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    Oct 23, 2008, 01.25 AMby lybu

    This is cool. Great done !!!

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    Oct 23, 2008, 12.20 AMby polychromatin

    This looks really cool! Very neat work and the pattern choice is fabulous! Nice alterations as well!

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    Oct 23, 2008, 12.16 AMby ghainskom

    so creative! I like the back a lot!

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    Oct 22, 2008, 11.33 PMby erdronen

    yep! it ends on Sunday :) check the blog… thanks for all the comments everyone! so nice of you!

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    Oct 22, 2008, 11.23 PMby fraufrohlich

    super chic. i love recycling stuff and think it should actually be done more often and advertised much more often – we are living in a time were we should realize that our resorces do have an end…………….very nice!! i didnt know there was a minichallenge about recycling? have to check…………..

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    Oct 22, 2008, 05.11 PMby verypurpleperson

    great job! it looks so stylish!

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    Oct 22, 2008, 04.45 PMby alisonwine

    such a great job! looks comfortable and warm!

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    Oct 22, 2008, 03.52 PMby schickchick

    oo00oooo! i LOVE IT! great job.

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