Fleeces

Isabel Marant étoile Logo Track Top
Isabel Marant étoile Logo Track Top
Black sweethart fleece
Lime floreo sporty zip through fleece
Navy stripe zip neck fleece
Navy hummingbird foil sweat
B6251 Cute jacket!

It’s perfect weather for working on jackets and coats. This was quite a project. This pattern is intended for sweater knits, ponte, and blanket knits. The latter led me to try this in poly sherpa fleece. Interesting… It’s a nice pattern with unexpected collar options. Views A and B have an attached collar, whereas views C and D have a ‘traditional’ shawl collar (the front extends into the collar). Just for giggles, here’s the line art from last year’s B6406 – exactly the same as views B and C on B6251. Go figure. Anyway…I did a muslin of this several years ago, view A, the jacket, in a very stable ponte from Girl Charlee. I found that the center front ended right at my crotch (I hate that word). And that the collar turned very nicely in the ponte. I even did buttonholes! I tried to use that info on this fleece version, and was partly successful. I added 2″ to the length and also lowered the CF curve by 1.5″. The jacket ends in a nice place in front – but the collar is just too bulky to do a natural fold. Lemonade! Actually, I love this with the collar up! It’s so warm on the back of my neck. It’s meant to have a 3-snap closure, but for now they’re on order from Wawak. No way am I attempting buttonholes in fleece. This jacket will live in my car, to be grabbed for that cold cold trip into the grocery. The place that will trigger my Raynoud’s syndrome if I don’t wrap up (pic is from last December, after shopping for Xmas groceries). I asked once – they keep the A/C on 70 degrees. Moving on – the ponte coat fail, BurdaStyle 90/2010 #127. I love the design and style, but it is just too big for me, even after I re-drafted it. I think the issue is that I used 4-way stretch ponte. It just keeps growing. It’s not meant for a knit, but I just had to try it It’s so pretty. Parting shot: my Three Kings Day zygo cactus. Our cool weather kicks in a little late for Christmas blooms. What next? After a rather rocky start to 2018 sewing, I’ll have to think about that a bit. Tempting me – I still have a taxi yellow fleece in my stash. Outrageous, right?! Ciao! Coco   Filed under: Burda, Butterick, Coats, jacket

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Blue 'Kenger' fleece
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Ruched Top
Ruched Top
Asymmetrical Sleeve Top
Flared Cuffs Top
Half Zip Shell Top
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Grey marl spen TCZ 100 fleece jacket
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Deep port spen TCZ 100 zip neck fleece
Deep port spen TCZ 100 fleece jacket
Cerise spen TCZ 100 zip neck fleece
Deep port spen TCZ 100 zip neck fleece
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