Fitted Jacket

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!!

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  1. says

    that is great! I need new coats that are comfortable. I like the idea of using fleece, I would have never thought of that. I love your color choice and the amy butler print is perfect with it!

  2. says

    Thanks for the tip on the pattern! I’ve been staring at my coat closet in dissatisfaction, and I think this might do the trick. Great job…beautiful colors!

  3. says

    Looks great and the mixed fabrics works wonderful- and the pattern would be one that I want to have. But it wouldn´t look that nice with a bust that is that too much for such a pattern ;)
    the colors would be great for my daughter. I will bookmark your side:)

  4. Tara says

    I love this design! Found it on pinterest today, and was so disappointed when I couldn’t find the pattern for sale anywhere! Do you know of anything similar?

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