Our temperature dropped into the 50’s Saturday night, which, in Florida, means fleece jacket gratification!
I made this leopard version of B5533 last spring, and I’ve waited until now to wear it 🙂 It’s simply one of my favorite jacket patterns (marigold fleece version here).
Photographs of the details are difficult in this print, but I’ll give it a try.
- The jacket is a combination of view A (front and collar) and View B (back and pockets).
- I drafted a front yoke to add topstitching interest and to break up the visual length of the fabric. This is fleece – no way will I try buttonholes in fleece. For closure, I used #4 snaps with buttons on the outside right front.
- My collar points are rounded, which IMHO adds a softer and more elegant aspect around the face.
- The view B back is so pretty, I love the deeply curved inset.
I also made some small fitting adjustments, described in my marigold post.
Love it! Today I’m waiting for house painters to arrive, the next big step for the house. I just had a call from Lowes to advise me that my refrigerator, promised for tomorrow, is delayed until the end of November (mine has a leaky drip pan). That’s OK, I’m so happy here in my new pad.