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Fleece Vest

Added Aug 11, 2009

by maaiketje

Brussels, Belgium




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Lovely fleece vest, soft and winterproof!

If you have difficulty finding the right fabric, buy a fleece blanket.. works like a charm :) It’s what I did.. so now I have a jacket for €4 ($3). I can assure you it’s rather warm as well ;)




Garment Type
Casual, Ethnic, Vintage

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    Nov 22, 2010, 11.02 PMby peaches2218

    Did you use a pattern?

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    Dec 23, 2009, 09.53 PMby amylouisa

    i love the collar!!! so freaking awesome! xx

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    Aug 13, 2009, 11.46 AMby maaiketje

    I wanted the collar to be this puffy, to add to the warm effect when it’s worn :) Preferably with a huge sarf! :)

    The edges are unhemmed, but I did the same with another jacket and it’s still in an ok state :) I did do another version of the same jacket, with a wool-cotton combination, which has perfect edges ;) Well.. almost :)

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    Aug 12, 2009, 03.04 PMby lottatroublemaker

    So cute, love your fleece jacket! I’m planning on making some nice fleece garments for this fall as well, so great with some inspiration! In my experience though, cheap fleece blankets are very poor quality, it’ll get lots of pilling and end out very thin, flat and looks old and yucky – this also makes it lose it’s insulating properties, so it won’t be as warm anymore. I have regretted using it on projects before, because they looked horrible in no time… So it is worth while to go on eBay and find some decent fleece, if you look around and exercise a bit of patience, it won’t cost you much more! I too have found that finishing edges, is very important when using fleece. Either use a trim, hem it or do like you did along the front edge of the jacket. Foldover elastic (FOE) is very easy to use on fleece too ( turn it over if you don’t want shiny trim or get the velvety type), also cheap on eBay… For heavy fleece, the 1" that many use for fleece diapers, is probably the best. I’m interested in knowing too if you intentionally went for the puffy collar by not pressing the seams… If not, pressing them and maybe adding a nice edge seam, could be an idea – would make it stay in place nicely too… Anyway, thanks a lot for the inspiration, the jacket looks lovely! Bet you’ll enjoy it in the upcoming months! :)

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    Aug 12, 2009, 11.07 AMby lelie

    heel mooi!

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    Aug 11, 2009, 01.38 PMby toril

    It looks so soft. Okay, add to shop-list: one fleece blanket… ;)

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    Aug 11, 2009, 12.26 PMby ralarkins

    It’s cute. Were you going intentionally for the puffy collar look by not pressing the seams? Also are the edges left unhemmed? Easy to do, but my experience with fleece has shown that it stretches on the unfinished edges. I love the color.

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