Although I have sewn for as long as I can remember, I found that I stopped making my own clothes some time ago.

But ever since I started  my sewing school I have been making more of my own clothing. I had a light jacket that I just loved but finally it was beyond repair, so I decided to make a new one.

Rose City Textiles has some of the most wonderful outerwear fabric in Portland. I bought a green ultra fleece, the kind of fabric that Columbia uses for their fleece jackets. I used KwikSew pattern #3297, which was very easy. I stayed true to the pattern except I trimmed the facing on the inside of the neck as it was driving me crazy.

If I were to make it again, I would do so with 2 colors, which makes it look more like it’s off the rack.  I used a zipper that zips from the top as well as the bottom. It’s nice to be able unzip the bottom for sitting.

I am loving this jacket! If you have never tried to make a jacket you should give this one a try.

Happy Sewing,