A wardrobe can never have too many jackets. They’re versatile, and they can dress up or tone down an outfit with ease. For this one, I used one of Mood’s new microfleeces and a bit of fashion-weight faux leather for the yoke and upper sleeves.
Fabrics & materials used:
- 2 yards Gray Microfleece
- 1/3 yard Black Fashion-Weight Faux Leather
- Black Metal Separating Zipper with Silver Pull and Teeth
I chose to line just the body of this jacket with more fleece. Lining the sleeves made it just a tad too bulky, and it’s incredibly warm without a second layer anyway!
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The sewing itself isn’t too tricky. Simply attach the yoke to the bottom back panel and then at the shoulders of the front panels; next add the collar/lapel around the entire top of the garment. Repeat with the lining, but before attaching the two, I sewed on the sleeves. While attaching the lining, right sides together, I left the armholes unsewn. When it came time to flip the jacket right-side out, I could do so through the arm holes. A bit of slip-stitching closed it up afterward!
The final step was to add a zipper (I had to shorten mine a bit), and top-stitch around the perimeter of the jacket, like you can see above.
Ultimately, it’s a super cozy little jacket – great for casualwear or a light workout, and absolutely perfect for this cold weather that’s been moving in on NYC.
What color will you be making yours?