The other day spotlight had fleece on sale. So I bought a meter in Red. Why? I dont know.
I do know that at the end of every season my oldest seems to have a growth spurt, too late in the season to waste money buying her new clothes but too early for the changing weather. So I thought I’d use my red fleece to make her a jacket that didn’t come up short on the sleeves, I wouldn’t normally choose to make a jacket out of fleece but she needed something warm and cheap. However, now that I’ve done it I totally love it!
I drafted up a pattern using a jumper (that still fits) as a guide for size, I was surprised it worked really well! It actually only used 1/2 a meter of fleece and the hood lining and other details are made from some vintage fabric mum gave me from her stash she had when I was little. So it was a really cheap project. Plus, I’m super happy with how cute it is on her!
Generally I think jackets need lining but it seemed odd to line the fleece seeing it was so soft inside, so instead I sort of ‘wrapped’ the seams in a lining fabric. I love the way it worked out. Everywhere you’d see the edge of the fabric I wrapped it in some home made binding. I think I’ll do this more often!
It seems to be good at keeping her warm while we’re out playing in the cool spring air!
Now what should I do with the other half a meter?