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Self Drafted Sweatshirt Fleece Jacket

Added Jan 24, 2012

by dixiediy

Austin, Texas, U...






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




Garment Type

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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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