I made a fun fitted jacket! You can do this – I impressed myself that I could. It’s made of fleece and using Simplicity Pattern 2812:
And I was so surprised how easy it was – came together really quickly, and I didn’t even need to call my mom to figure out what the pattern was saying. Ignore my pants and shoes in the picture – of course, in 2 days the temps went from record lows to the 70s – so the day I finished it, it was really warm out – not really jacket weather.
Ever since I saw the yellow jacket on Running With Scissors, I’ve had it in my mind to make something similar. That day at Joann’s, Simplicity Patterns were the ones one the $1 sale, so I grabbed Simplicity 2812 – and fleece was on sale, so that’s what I used. It’s like being wrapped in a blanket – love it. It’s not too thick because it’s not lined (it called for lining but I just skipped that part) – perfect.
My favorite part – the welts – those flap-things on the pockets. I used Amy Butler fabric and I think it just adds the right “pop”.
I also used that fabric on the buttons and on the inside of the stand collar for a few more fun “pops”.
LOVE how it turned out!!